By Dustin Cabeal
If you've listened to the CBMFP over the years you may have picked up on the fact that I'm a big Highlander fan. Aside from watching all of the movies, and I do mean all of the movies, I also watched that really shitty cartoon they did... also an animated movie. Maybe those are the same thing, if they're not I've seen them both! Point is, I should be a little excited by this because I've willing sat through a lot of bad Highlander shit, is a comic cashing in on that really that bad? But it's IDW... which kills any excitement, but even worse than that they're calling it a prequel to the movie which is just stupid.
If the TV show (which I watched every episode of, even when it got really bad and they brought Richie back) taught us anything, you can just bullshit the time line. Why, why, why did they feel the need to label it a prequel? I don't know, but I also won't find out since I'm going to completely skip this one. I'm just tired of giving this licensed shit any time or effort. Highlander is the straw that's broken my back.
Highlander, the epic action/adventure fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery, will expand its legacy next year as a comic-book miniseries from IDW Publishing.
Scottish fantasy writer Brian Ruckley will spin a new tale chronicling the events that led up to the opening of the classic 1986 feature film while casting new light on the battle between immortals throughout time.
“In the 30 years since its release, Highlanderhas inspired a massive cult following that craves new stories based on the original film,” senior editor Denton J. Tipton said. “Many have tried, to varying degrees of success, but Brian has crafted an exciting narrative that will honor and bolster the underpinnings of Highlander. Also, epic sword fights!”
Brent Marlis, licensing agent at Creative Licensing, expressed “we are thrilled for this partnership with IDW, as they have a tremendously talented team who will be creating a story that is both authentic to the original Highlander film and innovative to attract new fans alike.”
Joined by artist Andrea Mutti (Rebels), Ruckley will explore Connor MacLeod’s journey, both physical and internal, that led him to become humanity’s immortal champion. From medieval Scotland to Civil War-era Pennsylvania to mid-century Manhattan, readers will meet compelling new characters, such as immortal Osta Vazilek, and revisit fan favorites.
The battle for The Prize begins anew in February!
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