Yesterday via the MTV Geek Livestream at New York Comic Con, MTV Comics announced a new comic by J. Michael Straczynski, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, which will be published online and on tablets and mobile devices in Spring 2012. It will then be released in stores worldwide by MTV Books.
The Adventures of Apocalypse Al marks the Eisner, Hugo, Eagle and Inkpot award-winner’s first graphic novel to follow the New York Times best-selling Superman: Earth One. Originally developed as a radio serial for the CBC, Al was never released and has had fans wondering if it would ever see the light of day. “Joe and I have been discussing the property since sometime in 2007, and it’s amazing to finally bring this series to fans.” said MTV Comics’ Tom Akel. JMS has described it as “Monty Python meets the Maltese Falcon en route to the end of the world.”
Following the comic, MTV will launch an all-new live action series set as a sequel to the comic, to be released on MTV Geek in the fall! The series will be developed by JMS and actress Pat Tallman (Night of the Living Dead).