Speed Racer’s Return to Comics
The deals are taking their positions by the pole, ready to make “Go, Speed Racer, go,” next year’s biggest catch phrase. Just announced by Speed Racer Enterprises are a series of new licensing deals; the most interesting (to you readers) is IDW landing comic book rights.
In addition to all new comics, they have the rights to collect previous incarnations of the anime series, one of the earliest to be imported from
IDW expects to have their first releases out in the first quarter of 2008 to catch the anticipation of the new feature length film from the Wachowskis, due May 9. Speed racer joins IDW’s growing line of licensed books which already includes Angel, Star Trek, and Transformers.
A new animated series, entitled Speed Racer: The Next Generation, will also debut with twenty-six episodes on Nicktoons. LionsGate has already announced the first DVD collection of this series will also be available in 2008. The original fifty-two episodes are already available in a multi-volume DVD set.