IDW to publish ‘The Addams Family’ one-shot ahead of the movie

Zoë Quinn and Philip Murphy bring Charles Addams’ creations to the comic page this fall.

The Addams Family, the charmingly creepy family created by Charles Addams in 1938, will return to comics in October courtesy of Zoë Quinn and Philip Murphy.

Timed for release with a CGI movie, The Addams Family: The Bodies Issue features Wednesday Addams attempting to achieve ultimate power by following the “dark rituals” hidden within Eleventeen magazine.

“As a goth who fell in love with The Addams Family at a young age, it’s a dream come true to write for the iconic, loving family of oddballs,” said Quinn. “As a comics creator, I’ve really enjoyed being able to play with visual gags and write the most fun dialogue I’ve ever created, too.”

Before moving into the worlds of television and film, The Addams Family started as a series of one-panel gag comics in The New Yorker. They’ve since been adapted into film, television, books, video games and even a musical.

The Addams Family is definitely one of those iconic pop culture families that so many people grew up with and love. From Charles Addams’ original New Yorker cartoons to the TV series, movies, and animated series, everybody has their favorites,” said Murphy. “It’s definitely a dream project and I am sure that fans old and new will have a howling good time reading it!”

The one-shot arrives in October.

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