BOOM! Studios has acquired the comic book and graphic novel license to Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 animated series. The first release will be Ben 10: The Truth is Out There an original graphic novel releasing in March.

Ben 10: The Truth is Out There  will be written by CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and drawn by Lidan Chen, and released under BOOM!s KaBOOM! imprint for middle grade and younger readers. The story will follow 10-year-okd Ben Tennyson, Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen on a cross-country trip over the summer. Ben finds the Omnitrix, which can transform him into 10 alien creatures with superpowers.

Ben 10 is an animated series and franchise created by Man of Action Studios and produced by Cartoon Network that first aired in 2005. The series has gone through several iterations, including the most recent reboot, Ben 10 (2016) (see “News Round-Up from Licensing Expo”).

IDW Publishing released a Ben 10 comic series in 2013, based on the fourth Ben 10 animated series Ben 10 Omniverse  (see “'Ben 10' Comic From IDW in November”). VIZ Media also launched a series of OGNs based on the franchise in 2013 (see “'Ben 10 Omniverse' OGNs”).