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Exclusive: BOOM!’s Next Ben 10 Graphic Novel

Now we have another exclusive: The details on the next Ben 10 graphic novel from BOOM! Studios. Ben 10: The Creature from Serenity Shore takes Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max to but the beach for what’s supposed to be a vacation—but they end up fighting a Sharktopus instead! The original graphic novel, based on the Cartoon Network series, will be written by CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) with art by Mattia di Meo (Adventure Time, Regular Show). It will be published in July under the KaBOOM! imprint. The press release is below.

Vacation with Monsters in BEN 10™: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE From BOOM! Studios

“Fast-paced and well told, this story really made me think I was watching it on TV.”—Major Spoilers

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 21, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today announced BEN 10™: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE, the newest middle grade original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s global hit series Ben 10, with Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Mattia di Meo (Adventure Time™/Regular Show™), in stores July 2020. 

Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max head to a beautiful seaside resort for some much-needed relaxation – but they’ll need to use all their abilities to defeat the terrifying monster ruining everyone’s good time! Luckily, Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old…he’s also the wielder of the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into 10 different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and his Grandpa Max, they’re going defeat the Sharktopus and discover just who would want to ruin a good summer’s day!

“Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max head to Serenity Shore looking forward to sand, surf and the promised serenity–but what they find is a mysterious tentacled creature prowling in the deep and secrets to uncover from the mysterious lab overlooking the cliffs.” said writer, CB Lee. “THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE is all about working with your fears and doing your best in the face of challenges, and I had such a blast working on this summer adventure! ” 

BEN 10™: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE features cover art by di Meo.

“This is my second time on a BEN 10™ adventure, and I’m so glad of it! Drawing monsters and aliens is never boring and I really love the Tennyson family! In this story we have the sea, summer, friends, tentacles, fangs and aliens, of course,” said artist, Mattia di Meo. “It was amazing to draw! And working again with the team made up of C. B. Lee as writer and Eleonora Bruni as colorist was the icing on the cake.” 

This is the newest original graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, featuring cover art by artist Mattia di Meo (Adventure Time). Fans can currently find BEN 10™: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE from CB Lee and Lidan Chen and BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE! from CB Lee and artist Mattia di Meo in bookstores everywhere. 

“Sunny skies, hot sand, and . . . a rampaging sea creature make for a typical beach day with Ben and his monster-fighting family.” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “So of course we’re excited to have writer CB Lee and artist Mattia di Meo back for a seaside adventure that’s got Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max facing a tsunami of trouble just in time for summer vacation!”

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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