Kotaku got the scoop this afternoon on a surprising development in the Pocket God [App Store] universe: A comic book series is coming.

The Pocket God comic is a collaboration between Bolt Creative and indie comic company Ape Entertainment and will initially be released as a digital four issue mini-series with print issues and a trade paperback coming later. Both companies are excited at the prospect of the comic book, as Bolt Creative is bringing an army of over 2 million fans to the table, while Ape Entertainment and publisher iVerse Media could potentially expose tons more people to the pygmies of Pocket God that may not be iPhone gamers.

Pocket God has been an amazing success since its release nearly a year ago. Initially, there was so little to do in Pocket God that we were reluctant to cover it, or even label it a "game". 30 episodes later and the amount of interaction players now have with the pygmies is amazing, with multiple islands, environmental objects to interact with, mini games and even an in-game store that offers customization such as theme packs and even additional pygmy dances.

All that's left now is to see how they work the "You KNOW You Like Pocket God" catch phrase in to the comic books, and what kind of story they can spin in a comic based on a game with no plot to speak of. For more information, check out the interview with developer Dave Castelnuovo of Bolt Creative and David Hedgecock of Ape Entertainment on Comic Book Resources.

  • Trogador

    Ummm....interesting?

  • Trogador

    Ummm....interesting?

  • 5duc29

    Dang, I was hoping for something else but this works. I have a feeling that this is going to fail outside of Pocket God. I could be wrong but I don't read comics... maybe there are a lot of comic book readers out there. And this would probably lean towards really young kids.

    • 5duc29

      Oops.

      *outside of the iphone gaming world

      • chris

        yeah. i only bought it cause it was at the top of the list. i did not care for it adn deleted the game off my idevice.

        def not interested in a comic book.

        chris.

    • Eli Hodapp

      There are a lot of comic book readers out there. Comic books are a multi-billion dollar industry, and if you swing by a comic shop you'll find that a vast majority of the comic books on the shelves are just as ridiculous as a Pocket God comic. ;)

  • 5duc29

    Dang, I was hoping for something else but this works. I have a feeling that this is going to fail outside of Pocket God. I could be wrong but I don't read comics... maybe there are a lot of comic book readers out there. And this would probably lean towards really young kids.

    • 5duc29

      Oops.

      *outside of the iphone gaming world

      • chris

        yeah. i only bought it cause it was at the top of the list. i did not care for it adn deleted the game off my idevice.

        def not interested in a comic book.

        chris.

    • Eli Hodapp

      There are a lot of comic book readers out there. Comic books are a multi-billion dollar industry, and if you swing by a comic shop you'll find that a vast majority of the comic books on the shelves are just as ridiculous as a Pocket God comic. ;)

  • Johnny

    I never got into Pocket God, I couldn't see the point of it all. And all those updates, it got boring pretty quick.

    • Druid

      Agreed, I can't see the point for getting fun on killing people.

    • stan

      i actually agree with you. i downloaded it last year and kept it for a few months.. but i didn't spend more than 1 hour in total playing it.

      the novelty wears off after 5 minutes, imo.

  • Johnny

    I never got into Pocket God, I couldn't see the point of it all. And all those updates, it got boring pretty quick.

    • Druid

      Agreed, I can't see the point for getting fun on killing people.

    • stan

      i actually agree with you. i downloaded it last year and kept it for a few months.. but i didn't spend more than 1 hour in total playing it.

      the novelty wears off after 5 minutes, imo.

  • http://minigore.pro-forums.us the prez 12521

    @Eli Hodapp, in the post you said pocketgod as been around for a nearly a year, it should be OVER a year :D ahaha they celebrated there birthday in January, the 8th I believe. THIS SOUNDS EPIC!

    • asd

      Care to explain what is epic about it? There is nothing epic in this.

      • http://MarkEightThree.com MarkEightThree

        I wouldn't call it epic, but it is pretty cool that an iPhone original property had grown this much. I'd rather see a MiniGore series so we can finally get some more back story on that universe, but Pocket God could have some decent 'light' stories.

  • http://minigore.pro-forums.us the prez 12521

    @Eli Hodapp, in the post you said pocketgod as been around for a nearly a year, it should be OVER a year :D ahaha they celebrated there birthday in January, the 8th I believe. THIS SOUNDS EPIC!

    • asd

      Care to explain what is epic about it? There is nothing epic in this.

      • http://MarkEightThree.com MarkEightThree

        I wouldn't call it epic, but it is pretty cool that an iPhone original property had grown this much. I'd rather see a MiniGore series so we can finally get some more back story on that universe, but Pocket God could have some decent 'light' stories.

  • jaytee

    bo-ring

  • jaytee

    bo-ring

  • Brad

    Sounds like crap. I love the app but the comic will probably fail. I dot read comics, but I'm a huge fan of the app, so I'll buy the first one via the app store. If it's good I'll get the print copies. Some may call me a slave to Bolt Creative, but that'll still be around $10. Compared to my expenses on eliminate pro that's nothing. But bolt is creative (no pun intended) and I think Dave and Allen can pull this off! But for now we wait.

  • Brad

    Sounds like crap. I love the app but the comic will probably fail. I dot read comics, but I\'m a huge fan of the app, so I\'ll buy the first one via the app store. If it\'s good I\'ll get the print copies. Some may call me a slave to Bolt Creative, but that\'ll still be around $10. Compared to my expenses on eliminate pro that\'s nothing. But bolt is creative (no pun intended) and I think Dave and Allen can pull this off! But for now we wait.

  • bigrand1

    Any word yet on the fix for the latest update released? [CRASH PROBLEM]

  • bigrand1

    Any word yet on the fix for the latest update released? [CRASH PROBLEM]

  • maddey

    unlike all of you im actully excited for this comic! yes i would like some new updates......but wateve im just gonna have to wait a little longer....but i would like to know when this comic comes out????

  • maddey

    unlike all of you im actully excited for this comic! yes i would like some new updates......but wateve im just gonna have to wait a little longer....but i would like to know when this comic comes out????

  • Insanity

    For all the people commenting while disliking the app I got a question... Why the he'll are you even here? If you dislike pocket god why read the article and then hate on it. As for those who dislike comics it is your own opinion it is going to bomb and suck, just because you think it is going to fail and some people think it is epic does not mean they are weird or stupid. Those people who think it is going to be awesome and cool are the reason the comic is coming out in the first place. I for one cannot wait for the comic. Hate on this if you want but I am not coming back (:
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    Insanity saying to-
    •stay insane

  • Insanity

    For all the people commenting while disliking the app I got a question... Why the he'll are you even here? If you dislike pocket god why read the article and then hate on it. As for those who dislike comics it is your own opinion it is going to bomb and suck, just because you think it is going to fail and some people think it is epic does not mean they are weird or stupid. Those people who think it is going to be awesome and cool are the reason the comic is coming out in the first place. I for one cannot wait for the comic. Hate on this if you want but I am not coming back (:
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    Insanity saying to-
    •stay insane

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Otaku-Castle/100000641389435 Otaku Castle

    im so excited to read this, once it is available on the internet or bookstore i will definitely grab it.