IDW Announces Legion Prequel
Friday, Jul 24th, 2009
Miniseries based on the upcoming Screen Gems film LEGION, In Theaters January 22, 2010
San Diego, CA (July 24, 2009) - Following on the thrilling Comic-Con exclusive footage of the upcoming Screen Gems film Legion, IDW announces the movie prequel, co-written by the film's director Scott Stewart and Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward). Legion: Prophets, IDW's four-issue weekly miniseries, leads directly into the movie, setting the scene for an all-out war between Heaven and Earth.
"The premise of the film is great, and a little scary," said IDW Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. "Who hasn't looked around at what's going on in the world and thought that the Apocalypse really might be coming soon? Legion: Prophets gives a glimpse of what that might be like."
Legion: Prophets tells the story of four very different people from very different parts of the world, who become humanity's only hope to survive the Apocalypse. Stewart and Waltzchronicle the struggles of these ordinary people in the face of newfound powers and responsibilities.
"There were a lot of cool and scary characters and situations that I wasn't able to include in the main narrative of the movie, so I'm very excited to be able to expand the Legion universe beyond the film and explore those other stories through the comic book series," said Stewart. "I'm a big fan of IDW's books and it's a real thrill to be able to collaborate with them on Legion: Prophets."
Legion: Prophets features a richly diverse cast of characters: The Theologians, an unlikely pairing of Jacob Heifitz, a 26-year-old Jewish research student, and Sami Saama, a 16-year-old Palestinian would-be terrorist, who must work together to fight off possessed hordes and find a way to the new Cradle of Civilization. The Guardian, Miko Hogosha, a modern day geisha-turned-warrior, who must escape a New York City gone mad and journey to meet the rest of the Prophets. The Codebreaker, Midwestern housewife Maggie Winters, a local puzzle prodigy whose seemingly innocuous skill is about to take a dark turn as her "visions" manifest. And, the Voice, Alan McCormick, a radio icon who broadcasts his late night syndicated radio show alone from his "secret bunker" in the high desert, making a career of exploring bizarre conspiracy theories he doesn't actually believe in, until now.
Each issue showcases unique illustrations by a group of artists as diverse as the story's characters, including Alberto Muriel, Jose Holder, Francisco Paronzini, and Michael Gaydos, as well as can't-look-away covers from French sensation, J.F. Bruckner.
Legion: Prophets #1-4 will be available in stores weekly in November 2009.