Mad Cave Studios to Publish ZAG Heroez Miraculous Graphic Novels Under its Papercutz and Maverick Imprints

June 08, 2023 – Global independent animation studio ZAG has signed with Mad Cave Studios for a series of graphic novels to be published through its Papercutz and Maverick imprints for global hit brand Miraculous™. Aimed at young adult and middle-grade readers, the first titles in the series will be available in 2024 across North America.

Set in modern-day Paris, the globally loved Miraculous™ TV series, currently in its fifth season  and available on broadcast outlets and streaming platforms in over 120 countries across the globe, follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens with secret identities, Marinette and Adrien, who magically transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir. For superhero movie fans everywhere, the animated blockbuster Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie, will launch on Netflix on July 28, 2023, and theatrically in select countries. The theatrical roll-out will commence in early July in France by SND and in Germany by StudioCanal, as well as in China, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland and the Eastern Europe region, Russia, Greece, Turkey, and Israël. With broad appeal across age demographics, Miraculous has become a digital planetary craze with over 35 billion views on YouTube (authorized and user-generated content).

“Mad Cave Studios create some of the most fun and diverse comics on the market with masterful illustration,” commented Lisa K. Foster, ZAG’s Senior Vice President, Licensing, North America.

“With the combined pop culture fan base of both Miraculous and Mad Cave Studios, these graphic novels will be sure to excite and engage audiences everywhere.”

“With the rich character plots and mythical lore of the Miraculous TV series, Miraculous offers endless opportunities for Mad Cave to develop an exciting series of graphic novels that will appeal to the brand’s diverse fan base,” added Mark Irwin, VP of Business Development at Mad Cave Studios. We’re delighted to welcome ZAG and the world of Miraculous to Mad Cave and our Papercutz and Maverick imprints.”

ZAG’s licensing and merchandising, gaming, and promotions groups, focus on developing products and experiences beyond the screen into brands that inspire the new generation to discover their true character.

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