History WesternAnimation / InvaderZIM

29th May '17 5:50:44 PM cwf123
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* SameContentDifferentRating: The Nightmare Begins was initially rated TV-Y and the the rest were rated TV-Y7 FV.
22nd May '17 1:29:09 PM Slater123
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After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an ''Invader Zim'' comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series, and been released on a fairly consistent monthly schedule. And in April 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that the characters will return to animation as a 66-minute movie for TV, with the voice cast reprising their roles.

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After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an ''Invader Zim'' comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series, and been released on a fairly consistent monthly schedule. And in April 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that the characters series will return to animation as a 66-minute movie for TV, with the voice cast reprising their roles.
22nd May '17 1:28:27 PM Slater123
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After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an ''Invader Zim'' comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series, and been released on a fairly consistent monthly schedule. And in April 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that the characters will return to animation as a 90-minute movie for TV, with the voice cast reprising their roles.

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After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an ''Invader Zim'' comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series, and been released on a fairly consistent monthly schedule. And in April 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that the characters will return to animation as a 90-minute 66-minute movie for TV, with the voice cast reprising their roles.
13th May '17 2:24:08 PM ZimFan89
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After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an ''Invader Zim'' comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series. And in April 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that the characters will return to animation as a 90-minute movie for TV, with the voice cast reprising their roles.

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After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an ''Invader Zim'' comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series.series, and been released on a fairly consistent monthly schedule. And in April 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that the characters will return to animation as a 90-minute movie for TV, with the voice cast reprising their roles.


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** Issue 19 reveals the existence of the Zoo Crimes Division, which protects the Town Zoo like a fortress, and treats Zim's home-made zoo like a felony.
9th May '17 12:12:55 PM HomeSkillet
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Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, this dark, {{Cyberpunk}}ish show starred Zim, an Irken Invader. He's sent by the [[LargeAndInCharge Almighty Tallest]] to take over Earth (see: [[ReassignedToAntarctica shipped off here because he screwed up on his last invasion attempt]]). They just want to get rid of him, but Zim doesn't know this, [[SmallNameBigEgo nor is he likely ever to find out]]. In fact, the Irkens aren't even sure there's a planet here; they just want Zim gone ''that badly'', given that he [[PersonOfMassDestruction destroys all that he touches.]] He is ineptly aided in this "mission" by a defective robot assistant named GIR, badly disguised as a dog.

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Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, this dark, {{Cyberpunk}}ish show starred Zim, an Irken Invader. He's sent by the [[LargeAndInCharge Almighty Tallest]] to take over Earth (see: [[ReassignedToAntarctica shipped off here because he screwed up on his last invasion attempt]]). They just want to get rid of him, but Zim doesn't know this, [[SmallNameBigEgo nor is he likely ever to find out]]. In fact, the Irkens aren't even sure there's a planet here; they just want Zim gone ''that badly'', given that he [[PersonOfMassDestruction destroys all that he touches.]] He is ineptly aided in this "mission" by a defective robot assistant named GIR, badly poorly disguised as a dog.
10th Apr '17 5:09:28 PM stewy497
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* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooch".

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooch"."squeedlyspooch".
10th Apr '17 8:32:19 AM ZimFan89
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** Twice, in "Walk of Doom" and the backup strip for Issue 17, GIR is shown to keep live bees in his head, which get out and attack Zim.



** For Gaz, its losing to a noob.

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** For Gaz, its it's losing to a noob.noob, or someone interrupting her games.



* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooge".

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooge"."squidlyspooch".



%%** "Dark Harvest". Sweet Lord, '''"Dark Harvest"'''. *shudders*

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%%** ** "Dark Harvest". Sweet Lord, '''"Dark Harvest"'''. *shudders*Harvest" is probably the most egregious example in the series, as Zim runs around removing people organs, replacing them with random objects, while stuffing himself with them until he's a blob.


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* PreviouslyOn: Recap Kid's job in the comics is to tell everyone what happened in the last issue.
9th Apr '17 5:57:27 PM stewy497
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*BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooge".
7th Apr '17 12:05:06 AM Karxrida
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Early episodes followed a basic format -- Zim would attempt to get rid of Dib and conquer the world, while Dib would attempt to expose Zim, only for both to discover that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Later episodes sometimes used a {{Snapback}} to do all sorts of bizarre things unrelated to the plot, and developed into a StoryArc over time as well. Ultimately, the efforts of Vasquez and head writer [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Frank Conniff]] developed into an idiosyncratic, [[WorldOfHam hammy]], and [[SatireParodyPastiche satirical]] style.

The dark humor and interesting storylines attracted loads of people [[PeripheryDemographic outside the targeted age range]]. Part of the reason for this is the show's distinctive art and writing style. The show's look is a variation of Creator/JhonenVasquez's [[ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac previous work]], simplified for animation but very elaborate regardless: colorist Rikki Simons jokes that they went into "fourth-ary" colors (most cartoons try to stick to [[PrimaryColorChampion primaries]]), leading to a hefty price tag of $500,000 per episode. (This was actually the standard Nicktoon budget, but none of the others ''struggled'' with it the way ''Zim'' did.)

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Early episodes followed a basic format -- Zim would attempt to get rid of Dib and conquer the world, while Dib would attempt to expose Zim, only for both to discover that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Later episodes sometimes used a {{Snapback}} to do all sorts of bizarre things unrelated to the plot, and developed into a StoryArc over time as well. Ultimately, the efforts of Vasquez and head writer [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Frank Conniff]] Conniff (of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' fame) developed into an idiosyncratic, [[WorldOfHam hammy]], and [[SatireParodyPastiche satirical]] style.

The dark humor and interesting storylines attracted loads of people [[PeripheryDemographic outside the targeted age range]]. Part of the reason for this is the show's distinctive art and writing style. The show's look is a variation of Creator/JhonenVasquez's [[ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac previous work]], work, ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', simplified for animation but very elaborate regardless: colorist Rikki Simons jokes that they went into "fourth-ary" colors (most cartoons try to stick to [[PrimaryColorChampion primaries]]), leading to a hefty price tag of $500,000 per episode. (This was actually the standard Nicktoon budget, but none of the others ''struggled'' with it the way ''Zim'' did.)
6th Apr '17 5:27:34 PM RacattackForce
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Unfortunately, the show was gone quickly. While quite popular, especially outside of Nickelodeon's typical demographic, its ratings did not have far to slip before Nickelodeon deemed the show's hefty price tag not worth further expenditure. This alone would have provoked mass outcry, but Nickelodeon also declined to sell the show's copyright (and there ''were'' other networks interested in purchasing it), to the dismay of creators and fans alike. The InternetBackdraft was considerable, but sadly, largely unsuccessful, with one exception -- Media Blasters getting the rights to sell [=DVDs=] of the show, including several previously unreleased episodes. The Media Blasters [=DVDs=] have since gone out of print, and Amazon.com has released their own VanillaEdition collections of the show in an attempt to fill the void. Nickelodeon has also released a "best of" disc, ''Operation Doom''. [[NoExportForYou All of which were only released in North America.]]

Not all was lost, though. Its was the sudden and unexpected unemployment that convinced the show's art director, [[Creator/BryanKonietzko Bryan Konietzko]], to develop a show with [[Creator/MichaelDanteDimartino his old college friend]]. As such, from ''Zim'''s ashes emerged Nickelodeon's powerhouse series ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.

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Unfortunately, the show was gone quickly. While quite popular, especially outside of Nickelodeon's typical demographic, its ratings did not have far to slip before Nickelodeon deemed the show's hefty price tag not worth further expenditure. This alone would have provoked mass outcry, but Nickelodeon also declined to sell the show's copyright (and there ''were'' other networks interested in purchasing it), to the dismay of the creators and fans alike. The InternetBackdraft was considerable, but sadly, largely unsuccessful, with one exception -- Media Blasters getting the rights to sell [=DVDs=] of the show, including several previously unreleased episodes. The Media Blasters [=DVDs=] have since gone out of print, and Amazon.com has released their own VanillaEdition collections of the show in an attempt to fill the void. Nickelodeon has also released a "best of" disc, ''Operation Doom''. [[NoExportForYou All of which were only released in North America.]]

Not all was lost, though. Its For it was the sudden and unexpected unemployment caused by the show's cancellation that convinced the show's art director, [[Creator/BryanKonietzko Bryan Konietzko]], to develop a show his own series with [[Creator/MichaelDanteDimartino his an old college friend]]. As such, And from ''Zim'''s the ashes of ''Invader Zim'' emerged Nickelodeon's powerhouse series critically-acclaimed action series, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
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