Nickelodeon’s favorite Irken alien is available for free in May 2018, as Oni Press is proud to announce their Free Comic Book Day Gold Offering is Invader ZIM: Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy, written by series creator Jhonen Vasquez. The comic, originally published as Invader ZIM #20, also contains art by Oni Press’s own Invader ZIM artist, Warren Wucinich (Pizzasaurus Rex), with colors by Fred C. Stresing, and a cover by character designer Aaron Alexovich (Serenity Rose).
FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY is GIR’s new favorite show and ZIM’s new favorite distraction from taking over the world–even though his plan this time is fool-proof. With his creation of the Conquer-Blob to do all the hard work, ZIM can watch TV until the job is done! All 385 seasons of “FBS” are devoted to, but never answer, the most important question: Sure, Floopsy bloops Shmoopsy, BUT DOES SHMOOPSY BLOOP FLOOPSY??? A smart and biting criticism of our binge-watching-obsessed culture…or, just a very funny story about ZIM watching too much TV. What’s not to love?
“ZIM fans have marveled as they’ve seen ZIM travel to incredible worlds and performed impossible feats of science fiction madness, but of all the things fans have been waiting for there’s ONE thing that simply hasn’t been attempted yet—UNTIL NOW,” said Vasquez. “That’s right, thanks to the power of comics technology, fans will finally get to see ZIM do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but sit on his butt and watch TV. Seriously, he just sits and complains while GIR ALSO sits and does even LESS. Don’t say we never do anything nice for you! You’re welcome!”
When asked about his cover for Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy, ZIM character designer, Aaron Alexovich, simply screamed. And he wouldn’t stop, even when asked to.
About Free Comic Book Day: Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is a single day in the first week of May when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.
Invader ZIM: Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy is available at participating comic shops on May 5, 2018.