With the Doctor Who licence under their belt the team at Titan Comics have now collared another big fish in the form of hit US drama ‘The Blacklist’. This July Titan will be releasing a comic based on the TV show which stars James Spader as criminal mastermind (and teller of fantastic stories) Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington. In the show Reddington helps a special FBI task force to hunt down the baddest of the bad, while pursuing his own agenda.
I’m intrigued with the idea of a comic series but it’s a tricky balancing act with making the comic standalone enough for people who have never watched the show while given existing fans something fresh rather a retread of plots from the show. But I do love a good spy comic and if they can hit the right tone, I’m thinking Velvet from Image Comics, then it could have legs.
I will be picking up the first issue so I’ll be sure to let you crazy geeks out there know what I think.
DEBUT OF THE BLACKLIST COMIC FROM TITAN COMICS SET FOR JULY 22
NEW ADVENTURES STARRING THE BLACKLIST’S RAYMOND “RED” REDDINGTON AND ELIZABETH KEEN
Titan Comics are pleased to announce the launch of an all-new comic series, The Blacklist, based on the successful television series.
Hitting stores on July 22, 2015, Issue #1 comes with two covers to collect: an original painted cover of Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington from fan-favorite artist, Alice X Zhang (Doctor Who) and a photo cover with an iconic image of Red. The Blacklist comic will also be available to read on personal digital devices.
The comic series is penned by Nichole Phillips and drawn by Beni Lobel (Constantine, Batman: Arkham Unhinged) and developed in conjunction with The Blacklist TV series from Sony Pictures Television. The first arc (Issues 1-5) will feature stories which expand upon the events of the TV series and feature all the major characters from the show, including the formidable Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington, played by James Spader, along with characters Lizzie (Megan Boone), Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff), Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) and others.
“A true extension of the television series, The Blacklist comic will take you on a journey deep into the dark world of international espionage, conspiracies, and intrigue on a global scale and explore new dimensions of the characters that have captured the audiences worldwide,” said David Leach, The Blacklist comic editor.
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Source: Titan Comics