Disney's Tsum Tsum line of stackable plushes (with its own mobile game) are coming to Marvel Comics in mini-series and a collection of variant covers called Marvel Tsum Tsum.
According to Nerdist, the four-part series begins in August, alongside 20 variant covers. The story will focus on a crate of Marvel-themed Tsum Tsums that crashland on Marvel's Earth while en route to who else... the Collector.
“We are really focusing on making this first story great and bringing everything Marvel fans love to the fore—we’ve got a terrific mix of authentic Marvel action, humor, and characters and together it all really sings,” said Marvel Associate Editor Devin Lewis. “Marvel’s Tsum Tsum is unique because it’s bringing the Tsum Tsums into the Marvel Universe. Not only are the Tsum Tsums interacting with classic Marvel heroes, they believe they are the classic Marvel heroes, which gives us room to tell a really fun story. And they could even appear in future Marvel stories. That’s incredibly exciting to us.”
“As far as putting the Tsum Tsums alongside the regular heroes, the Marvel Universe has successfully incorporated toy lines into its history before,” said writer Jacob Chabot, who will work alongside artist David Baldeon on Marvel Tsum Tsum. “Plus there’s already a talking duck. The Tsum Tsums should be able to fit right in alongside all that craziness.”
Marvel Tsum Tsum #1 will feature a cover by artist Chris Samnee and colorist Matt Wilson.
There will be 20 Marvel Tsum Tsum "Takeover" variants in August, including Rocket Raccoon and Groot #8 by Brian Kesinger, Deadpool #17 by Javier Rodriguez, Ms. Marvel #10 by Tradd Moore, and Doctor Strange #11 by Ryan Stegman.
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