Trover Saves the Universe Comic Coming from Skybound

Rick and Morty isn’t the only Justin Roiland project to make the jump to comics. Skybound will publish a new limited series based on Squanch Games’ comedic action platformer Trover Saves the Universe.

Skybound made the announcement during their latest Skybound Xpo digital event. Trover Saves the Universe is a five-issue series, with Tess Stone (Not Drunk Enough) writing and drawing the first issue. Check out a preview of issue #1 in the slideshow gallery below:

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Here’s how Skybound describes the new series:

Welcome to the ICJ—Important Cosmic Jobs—where employees are ranked by their boss, and at the end of each month, the worst employee literally gets the ax. It’s…not a great gig. But when ICJ’s top eyehole monster winds up dead, the company’s most inept (and rival) employees, Klover and Bo, are falsely accused of his murder and hunted by the Space Cops! Now they must clear their names and unravel a conspiracy that reaches the very top…that is, if they don’t kill each other first!

“When Skybound mentioned they were interested in doing a Trover Saves the Universe comic with the help of Tess Stone, I knew it was going to be something of high quality,” said Roiland in a statement. “Important cosmic jobs is such fertile soil for storytelling, and Tess has successfully expanded it beyond the game’s DLC to create a whole new crazy adventure for Trover fans to follow.”

“Working on this series has been such a wonderful opportunity in more ways than one. Not only do I get to play around in the wonderful setting of Justin Roiland and Squanch Games’ Trover Saves the Universe, I was given the chance to build up and fall in love with characters of my own,” said Stone. “To be able to have this creative flexibility in a world I already adore and admire seems too good to be true, but here we are! I hope that the series through my eyes can properly display my love for the world and everything within, and I’m so excited to share it with everyone!”

Look for Trover Saves the Universe #1 to release in comic shops and digital storefronts on August 4, 2021.

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Trover fans should also keep their eyes peeled for The Art of Trover Saves the Universe, a new behind-the-scenes book being published by Dark Horse. That book is scheduled to hit stores on September 14.

Trover Saves the Universe earned an 8.7 from IGN when it hit PC, consoles and Oculus Rift in 2019. Reviewer Tom Marks writes, “Trover Saves the Universe is a short and sweet VR platformer wrapped in one of the most ridiculous video game stories you’ll ever see. Justin Roiland and Squanch Games have done an excellent job of taking the ludicrous, freeform humor of Rick and Morty and molding it around a straightforward but enjoyable 3D brawler – even if it’s lacking the complex and well-crafted plots the best episodes of that show are known for.”

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