The Karate Kid's Cobra Kai to Get a Comic Book Series From IDW

Cobra Kai is an web TV series, based on The Karate Kid film series created by Robert Mark Kamen. The series was created for YouTube Premium by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald and stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio reprising their roles from the films, who also serve as co-executive producers. It takes place 34 years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso.

All ten episodes of the first season were released on May 2, 2018, the second season was released on April 24, 2019 and it has been renewed for a third season in 2020 release.

But between then, it looks like we are to get a comic book. Announced by IDW at the Diamond Retail Summit in Las Vegas held this weekend, as well as publishing a Napoleon Dynamite comic book sequel, IDW has licensed the rights to publish a Cobra Kai comic book.

Here's a trailer to give you the idea of the kind of comic book we will be getting at some point. And you can follow the rest of Bleeding Cool's coverage of Diamond Retail Summit, far more than any other comics news site, right here.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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