Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios shocked the world Monday by releasing a preview of Bear, the upcoming original graphic novel from the writer of Pixar's Cars 2 and Cars 3. You may want to sit down for this one, readers… Bear, by Ben Queen and Joe Todd-Stanton, is not about a bear at all. It's about a dog!
BOOM! Studios today revealed an exclusive first look at new original graphic novel BEAR—from Ben Queen, writer of Pixar's Cars 2 and Cars 3 and creator of NBC television show A to Z, and children's book author and illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton (A Mouse Called Julian), comes an unforgettable story of one dog's grand adventure from the wooded countryside to the heart of Manhattan where he encounters new friends and discovers his true calling.
Bear is a guide dog for the blind, and he would do anything for his best friend and owner, Patrick. But when Bear suddenly loses his own vision, he worries that he has lost his purpose! Determined to protect Patrick at all costs, Bear sets out on a quest to regain his eyesight. Along the way Bear will learn to tap into his other senses and begin to see the world from a new perspective that is at times more rich and colorful than the world he's always known.
Yes, that's right, it's about a dog, but the dog is named "Bear." How misleading! And this from the writer of Pixar's Cars 2 and Cars 3?! Could you imagine the scandal if moviegoers arrived at theaters to watch those films and found they were actually movies about trains? That wouldn't make any sense! If you call a movie Cars, it should be about cars. And if you call a comic Bear, it should be about a bear. If we can't agree on this basic reality, civilization itself will fall apart.
Thankfully, we now know the truth and can make an informed decision on whether or not to purchase this graphic novel. Check out the preview below. Bear (Actually a Dog) hits stores in August.