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Preview: Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids #4

Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids #4

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Jason Crosby
Covers: Joe Simko (A), Jason Crosby (B), Trading Card (C)
32 pages | Humor | $3.99 | Teen

DON’T MISS THE FURIOUS FULL-LENGTH TALE “FAMILY FEUD!”
For the first time in recorded history, the “heavyweights of gross” have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids! And, as part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book cross-over of these iconic 80s brands!
For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the “grossest of the gross,” co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event features the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever met! This issue: the momentous conclusion with a full-length story…don’t miss “Family Feud”!
Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible covers: Legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby and a special trading card team-up cover, created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds!

Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids #4

Preview: Madballs Vs. Garbage Pail Kids #3

Madballs Vs. Garbage Pail Kids #3

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Jason Crosby
Covers: Joe Simko (A), Jason Crosby (B), Classic Trading Card (C),
32 pages | Humor | $3.99 | All Ages

THE GROSSEST OF THE GROSS – TOGETHER AT LAST!
For the first time in recorded history, the “heavyweights of gross” have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids! And, as part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book cross-over of these iconic 80s brands!
For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the “grossest of the gross”, co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event features the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever met! This issue: “Block Busted”, “Disorder in the Court,” and two (!) Puzzle Pages!
Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible Covers: Legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby and a special trading card team-up cover, created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds!

Madballs Vs. Garbage Pail Kids #3

Preview: Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids #2

Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids #2

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Jason Crosby
Covers: Joe Simko (A), Jason Crosby (B), Joe Simko Trading Card (C)
32 pages | Humor | $3.99 | All Ages

For the first time in recorded history, the “heavyweights of gross” have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids! And, as part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book cross-over of these iconic 80s brands!

For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the “grossest of the gross”, co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event features the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever met! This issue: “”BAND SLAMMED””, “”PYRAMID SCHEME”” (a Puzzle page!), “”MAD(BALL) SCIENCE””, and “”MAKE YOUR OWN MADBALL”” (an activity page!)

Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible covers: Legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby and a special trading card team-up cover, created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds!

Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids #2

Preview: Madballs Vs. Garbage Pail Kids #1

Madballs Vs. Garbage Pail Kids #1

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Jason Crosby
Covers: Joe Simko (A), Jason Crosby (B), Joe Simko Trading Card (C), James Groman and Joe Simko (D)
322 pages | Humor | $3.99 | Teen+

HORROR ICONS CLASH IN A NEW MINI-SERIES!

THE GROSS-OUT FACE-OFF YOU NEVER EXPECTED IS HERE!
For the first time ever, the “heavyweights of gross” have combined forces in a massive merchandising blitz that pits the Madballs against the Garbage Pail Kids-winner take all! As part of this blitz, Dynamite presents the comic book crossover of these iconic 1980s brands!
For over three decades, Madballs and GPK have both been known as the “grossest of the gross,” co-ruling counterculture with their pun-heavy names and subversive humor. This all-new limited series event presents the first time these two delightfully crude forces have ever crossed paths!
Written by Sholly Fisch, each issue features three incredible covers by Legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, series artist Jason Crosby, and a special trading card team-up cover created specially for this momentous meeting of the (depraved) minds!
As the original “gross out” brand of the 1980s, Topps released its Garbage Pail Kids series of trading cards in 1985, featuring hilariously revolting characters with appropriately irreverent names. Fifteen different card series were produced over the next three years, in addition to a Garbage Pail Kids animated series and a full slate of globally-licensed consumer products, with ongoing product lines that continues to the present day. For its part, Madballs launched its irregularly shaped toy foam balls in 1986, featuring its own proprietary and often-socially inappropriate characters with ghastly faces, grotesque names, and disruptively funny attitudes to match. Madballs went on to sell tens of millions of toys, inspire a series of animated specials, and launch an extensive consumer products program that included comic books, softlines, video games, collectibles, seasonal items, and back-to-school products.

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The Madballs and Garbage Pail Kids Clash in July

Dynamite has announced a historic summer crossover of epic proportions, as two beloved brands smash together in all their gross-out glory in Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids! The two legendary franchises have been captivating audiences young and old for over three decades, co-ruling a corner of counterculture with their pun-heavy names, subversive humor, and inventive art and design.

The story is written by Sholly Fisch, experienced across a deep bibliography with franchises like Superman, Star Wars, Scooby-DooMighty Mouse, and Looney Tunes. His award-nominated work has always balanced appealing to all ages and seamlessly adapting franchises with passionate fanbases. Though, he holds his tongue on spoiling which side might win in this battle.

Fisch is joined by artist, Jason Crosby, known for drawing the Garbage Pail Kids already for Topps’ latest trading card and sketch card sets. Now, he’s dove headfirst into research to equally hone his Madballs.

In addition to Jason’s action and gross-packed artwork in the story, the comic series will feature collectible variant covers by him and others. A project like this would be incomplete without the contributions of legendary GPK artist, Joe Simko, who contributes both an epic main cover and a trading card inspired one. Alongside collaborator, James Groman, Simko also crafted a mind-bursting wraparound cover!

Garbage Pail Kids kicked off its reign of irreverence in 1985 when Topps launched the first of many trading card series featuring their trademark hilariously revolting characters – all with clever names to match. The grossest kids you know have since translated to animation and a continuing full slate of globally-licensed consumer products.

For their part, Cloudco Entertainment’s Madballs first crashed into collectors’ lives the following year with their irregularly shaped toy foam balls. Ghastly faces, grotesque names, and ghoulish attitudes made them an instant hit, with Madballs selling tens of millions of toys and spawning their own animated specials and extensive product lines.

Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids #1 comes to comic shops in July 2022.