â€œBubba Ho-TepÂ was an accidental story that turned out to be my first film adaptation, and it’s still going strong in story and film,â€ said Lansdale. â€œAnd finally, it has inspired a background story that was first a novel, and is now represented in the medium that first made me want to be a writer: comics. Graphic novels. What we used to call Funny Books. I’m excited and looking forward to readers discovering it all in color and looking fine. May more Bubba comics burst into existence and give the world the true story of how the world has been protected from evil, and for quite some time. Thank goodness these defenders are out there, working in the shadows.â€
In adapting this acclaimed work for comics, Lansdale will be joined by writerÂ Joshua JabcugaÂ and artistÂ Tadd GalushaÂ (Godzilla: Rage Across Time), to help bring the story to terrifying life.Â Part of a secret government organization designed to protect civilians, Elvis Presley and a group of hardcore warriors set out to save the world from an invasion of hive-minded, shape-shifting, vampire-like creatures from a dark dimension.
Issue one arrives this March with covers by Galusha,Â Baldemar Rivas, andÂ Timothy Truman.