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SDCC 2018: Invader Zim Returns In: Enter The Florpus!

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Who’s that green creature streaking across your electronic screen like a thousand radioactive rubber pants? It’s Invader Zim, and we finally get to see some clips from his new Nickelodeon special today thanks to SDCC! It also has a title: Enter the Florpus! What’s a Florpus? Watch and fail to find out:

This is the first TV appearance of Zim since the early 2000’s, but he hasn’t exactly been inactive. The Irken invader has been plotting new schemes in Oni Press’s Invader Zim comic book for the last few years, under the personal supervision of Vasquez himself, and it looks like some parts of this comic will wind up in the special.

The shots of Dib looking haggard and bloated look like they were adapted directly from Issue 1 of the comic, where months of being a shut-in had ruined his body. They also imply, as in the book, that he recovers via a push-up montage. (“DIB! HE’S GONNA DOOOO IT!”) Other things introduced during the comic’s run were seen animated here, like GIR’s favorite TV show Floopsy Bloops Schmoopsy.

So the question now becomes, is Enter the Florpus! a new adventure or have we read it already? Even if it’s entirely an adaption, I’m still psyched — that comic is hilarious and I’d love to see it animated. If it’s a new plot, I’m fine with that too.

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! still has no release date.