Titan Comics Set to Launch ‘The Blacklist’ Comic This July

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

 

4 comments

  1. Awesome news, just finished season 2. The finale was possibly the best episode yet, and I don’t remember there ever being a bad one. Plus the comic debuts on my birthday, feel like I’ve unwrapped one of my presents already!

    • I’m about halfway through season 2 of The Blacklist. I’m enjoying it but perhaps not as much as season one…but reading what you said about the season finale has made me want to crack on and finish up watching it.

  2. I think it’s got consistently better throughout it’s run. But yeah definitely crack on, well, well worth it! (no spoilers 🙂 Love the podcast btw, found it a few months ago and am now working my way through backwards, just hit the 200th. Since listening I’ve been plowing comics. Keep up the sass!

    • Hey Stu, need to thank you mate. After replying to your comment I decided to sit down and play catch up on the episodes. I watched two back to back yesterday (I think they were ep 18/19) and ok sir I bow to your knowledge..the show has seriously upped it’s game.

      Thanks for the kind words about the podcast glad you are enjoying our special brand of rubbish. btw we are starting to do more on our youtube channel so give that a look see.

      https://www.youtube.com/user/geeksyndicate

      Take it easy

      Nuge

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