Back in 1984, Garfield creator Jim Davis did a series of illustrated short stories called Garfield: His 9 Lives that took his character through various eras of history. In 1988 it was done as an animated special. Now 30 years after they were first done, KaBOOM! the all-ages imprint of BOOM! Studios is going to relive those stories in a four-part event starting in Garfield #33.
"Garfield: His 9 Lives was such a fun look at everyone's favorite Fat Cat that we couldn't resist inviting an all-star cast of cartoonists to carry on the torch," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "This is Garfield as you've never seen him before, depicted in each artist's own unique way across time, from Cave Cat to Space Cat. This is an event you won't want to miss."
It starts with "Cave Cat," by David DeGrand (Spongebob Comics), then Kari Smith (Plume) illustrates "King Cat" set in Ancient Egypt. Subsequent issues will include contributions from Frazer Irving (Batman & Robin), Andy Hirsch (Garfield), Roger Langridge (Snarked), Brittney Williams (Adventure Time), Yehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage), and Genevieve FT (Adventure Time).
Garfield #33: His 9 Lives, Part 1 arrives in comic shops on January 7th with a cover price of $3.99. The main cover is by series artist Andy Hirsch, with an incentive cover by Kari Smith.