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Napoleon Dynamite comic threatens to ‘Impeach Pedro’

IDW’s new series takes us back to Idaho

From the cover of Napoleon Dynamite #1. Sarah Richard/IDW Publishing
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Napoleon Dynamite is back. The sullen, inept, and improbably heroic midwestern teen has a new series from IDW Publishing, complete with provocatively topical cover art.

The four-issue series takes place after the events of the 2004 cult comedy classic, but not that much after. Pedro is still school president, but his administration hits a speed bump when a student accuses him of election fraud. It’s up to Napoleon and Deb to clear his name before, according to IDW’s press release, “the principal can ‘Impeach Pedro.’”

What happens next will be up to writer and sibling team Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo. They’re the writers behind the webcomic and the successfully Kickstarted physical comic, Time Cheetah. They’re joined by artist Jorge Monlongo (Over the Garden Wall: Hollow Town).

“With this new story, we’re focusing on matching the movie’s unique tone,” Guzman-Verdugo said in the press release, “finding that perfect blend of oddball comedy and charming slice-of-life drama. It’s certainly been a challenge but one we’re sure will pay off for long-time fans.”

Napoleon Dynamite #1 will hit shelves in September, 2019.

The full cover for Napoleon Dynamite #1, IDW Publishing (2019).
The full cover for Napoleon Dynamite #1.
Sarah Richard/IDW Publishing

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