Titan Comics has announced that Illumination’s Minions – the breakout mascots of Universal and Illumination’s global phenomenon Despicable Me animated film series – are set to return to comics this November in an all-new series, Minions: Viva Le Boss.
Spinning out of the highly successful Despicable Me franchise, the Minions movie garnered worldwide acclaim as well as grossing over $1 billion at the box office in 2015 with their first stand-alone movie. The latest installment in the film series, Despicable Me 3, was released in June 2017 and also grossed over $1 billion; cementing Despicable Me as one of the most successful animated film franchises in movie history.
In Titan Comics’ new Minions series, which is written by Stephane Lapuss, featuring art from Renaud Collin, the yellow Minions journey through history looking for a truly villainous leader– but are they doomed to be Minions without a master?
Minions: Viva Le Boss #1 expands Titan Comics’ catalogue of Minions comics and graphic novels, which includes Minions: Volume 1: Banana and Minions: Volume 2: Evil Panic.
This despicable new comic series will be available to order through the September edition of Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue.
Look out for more information about Titan’s new Minions comic series soon.
Fans can look forward to more from Illumination’s Minions when Universal and Illumination debut Minions 2 in cinemas worldwide in 2020.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.