New York Comic Con News -- Big Hero 6 is returning to comics.  A new series based on the Disney animated film is coming from IDW Publishing.  No further details on the length of the series or creative team were revealed.

While one might expect comics based on Disney’s very loose adaptation of a Marvel property to come from Marvel, IDW has been a go-to for Disney’s all-ages comics, Star Wars Adventures in particular (see “IDW to Produce Star Wars Kids Comics”).  IDW announced the latest entry in the Star Wars series, Forces of Destiny, during New York Comic Con (see “IDW Announces 'Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny'”).  Additionally, Marvel’s Axel Alonso had previously announced that Marvel wouldn’t be making Big Hero 6 comics because the film deviated so much from the characters created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau (see “Yen Gets 'Big Hero 6' Manga”).

The Big Hero 6 film was a certified hit upon its release and won the Oscar for best animated feature.  It inspired a best-selling Japanese manga that was released in the U.S. by Yen Press (see “April 2015 Bookscan--Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels”) and a series for Disney XD that got a second-season order before the first season even debuted (see “'Big Hero 6' Renewed Before Series Debut”).