Titan Comics are thrilled to announce a fantastic new project based on The Prisoner – a brand-new comic series by celebrated writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Mummy) and artist Colin Lorimer (The Hunt, Harvest).
First shown on Canadian and UK TV screens in 1967, The Prisoner was co-created, written by, directed by and starred Patrick McGoohan (Scanners, Braveheart). Titan’s new unmissable comic series is set to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the first US transmission which took place in 1968.
Titan Comics’ new series transports readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number, and features amazing covers, including art by Mike and Laura Allred, Jack Kirby, a Patrick McGoohan photo cover and more to be revealed.
The British publisher first announced the new series — by Peter Milligan and Colin Lorimer — last year, with Milligan teasing a story featuring the “successor” to McGoohan’s nameless character from the cult classic television series. That series will launch later this year with the first issue cover by Mike and Laura Allred exclusively revealed above. Additional covers for the issue will come from Lorimer and artist John McCrea.
In July, Titan will also release The Prisoner: Original Art Edition, a hardcover edition of previously unreleased work by Kirby, Kane and writer Steve Englehart from their attempt to adapt the pilot episode of the TV show to comics during the 1970s. In addition to featuring the complete Kirby artwork for his unpublished issue — six pages of which were inked and lettered by his long-term collaborator, Mike Royer — the collection will also feature 18 pages of Kane’s pencils, and the complete script for Kane’s issue by Englehart.
All of this material was created for Marvel, which had the comic rights to the show in the mid-1970s, but never published anything. The Prisoner would make its comic debut more than a decade later when DC published a sequel, The Prisoner: Shattered Visage. Look out for this in July!
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of The Prisoner’s debut on U.S. television; the show had aired a year earlier, in 1967, on U.K. network ITV.