Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Prisoner #1

Another Wednesday, another new comic book series hits the stands. Today marks the release of a new comic book series released by Titan Comics in celebrations of the 50 year anniversary of the British television show THE PRISONER co-created, written and directed by Patrick McGoohan of Scanners and Braveheart. The television show first aired 50 years ago today in 1968. This series is brought to us in a modern light by non other than Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Mummy) and illustrated by Colin Lorimer (The Hunt, Harvest). Titan Comics also presents us with an amazing cover from Mike and Laura Allred, what better way to celebrate?

Naturally as this is written by Peter Milligan, I'm reading it so that means you better keep your eyes peeled for an interview with Mr Milligan on my Youtube Channel next week. For now you all will have to be content to watch the series trailer released by Titan until you hit your local comic book shop.

The original television series was sold and marketed as a spy thriller but was heralded for it's counter-cultural themes and surrealist setting. The physiological drama which combined elements of science fiction focused on a spy's imprisonment within a small village resort where people were known only as numbers. Milligan's story takes an updated approach and launches us further into the future rather than the past. How far into the future we cannot be sure as we follow an operative named Breen in the 21st Century, where global currency is no longer oil or gold. Information is now the source of all power.

Issue one of THE PRISONER is in stores today so don't think I'm going to be including any spoilers in this article! I feel I've already told you too much!! You're going to have to hit your local store to see what direction this story goes but I know you will not be disappointed. 

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