Introducing All-New Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Based on Boomerang’s Wildly Popular Care Bears Cartoon
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 31, 2019) – Following the success of the new hit Boomerang cartoon, IDW Publishing and Cloudco Entertainment are proud to announce an all-new Care Bears comic book and graphic novel program. Expanding upon the imaginative Care Bears: Unlock the Magic streaming series with new story content, IDW will debut its first fun-filled issue in July 2019.
Welcome to The Silver Lining in Care Bears #1 – a mystical realm full of mirth and magic! The Care Bears, along with their pals the Whiffles, protect this realm from the negative influence of the mischievous Bluster and his Bad Crowd! With engaging, unique characters and an irreverent and heartwarming sense of humor, this new comic book is perfect for anyone looking for more magic in their lives!
IDW’s Care Bears will be illustrated by all-ages superstar Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony, DC Super Hero Girls) and feature a story by Matthew Erman and Nadia Shammas. The launch will include a whimsical regular cover by Garbowska and a special variant edition by Tony Fleecs.
"I am extremely excited to be working on Care Bears since it was such a huge part of my childhood and impacted me greatly. I hope the series brings the same love and joy to new fans as it did for me," says Agnes Garbowska.
John Barber, Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, says, “Care Bears has been a touchstone for generations. I had their toys and stuffed animals when I was a kid, and my daughter has them now. They’re characters parents and kids get to share — and just like the Care Bears: Unlock the Magicanimated series, our comic brings them into modern times while staying true to the characters we love!”
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with IDW Publishing on a new comic book series that will appeal to Care Bears fans of all ages. Care Bears #1 introduces fresh content to our heritage fans while creating a new and exciting world for young fans to explore,” says Sean Gorman, President, Cloudco Entertainment.
IDW is an industry leader in developing comic books for the youth market, proudly bringing reading enjoyment to children of all ages. Their extensive library includes such global brands as Disney’s Tangled, Hasbro’s My Little Pony, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scholastic’s Goosebumps, and Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog.
For information on how to secure copies of Care Bears #1, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
About Cloudco Entertainment
Cloudco Entertainment, formerly American Greetings Entertainment, is the owner for iconic entertainment brands such as Care Bears™, Holly Hobbie™, Madballs™, Packages from Planet X™, Twisted Whiskers™, Buddy Thunderstruck™ and its newest IP, Tinpo™. Cloudco Entertainment develops multi-platform entertainment franchises across all media channels and extensive consumer merchandising programs that immerse children and adults in brands they love.
About Care Bears™
Introduced in 1982 through consumer products, greeting cards, and later an animated CGI television show, Care Bears is one of the most popular and endearing children’s properties in the world. Fans of all ages love these huggable bears from Care-a-Lot who inspire all to have fun, share and care. No strangers to television screens, they first appeared in their own television specials in 1983 and 1984, and then made the leap to the big screen in 1985-87 with The Care Bears Movie trilogy. They got their first television series from 1985 to 1988, which is currently available to watch on Netflix. Care Bears & Cousins, a Netflix original series, launched in fall 2015, and continues to delight fans around the world. Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, a 2D animated series featuring a new look and home for the bears, launched early 2019 on Boomerang.
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.