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Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment’s blockbuster mobile game turned multimedia sensation, will continue its global conquest of pop culture in June, when IDW Publishing launches a comics adaptation by such creators as Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin.
“We’re very happy to be in business with Rovio on Angry Birds comics,” IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall said in a statement. “Rovio has taken what was once a captivating game and built it into an interesting world filled with interesting and, uh, feathered characters who will make a perfect addition to our growing line of fun, all-ages comics.”
Debuting in December 2009 as a simple mobile game in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs, Angry Birds soon spawned sequels, including two Star Wars crossovers, and a Bad Piggies spinoff, and expanded to consoles. As if 2 billion downloads weren’t enough evidence of the property’s success, it has also branched out into toys and animated television, with a feature film in development.