SDCC 2012: J. Michael Straczynski Gets 'Majestic' For Legendary Comics

By Danica Davidson

Roswell, New Mexico is a pretty famous name, and J. Michael Straczynski is taking up the story about it with the comics medium. As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Comics will be publishing Straczynski’s The Majestic Files, a story “that looks at the events of the Roswell crash from an entirely new perspective - inside-out rather than outside-in.”

This is the first the project has been announced, and it was revealed that artist Geoff Shaw (Batman) will be working alongside Straczynski on it. In order to get a unique take on everything for the comic, Straczynski uses “real-life experts from the world of politics, science and the military to go through the process from first report to last, step by step recreating what might have happened.” From there Straczynski writes his story and puts forth new theories about what may have happened at Roswell in 1947.

So far details on the project are pretty thin, but Legendary Comics promises that more information will be available, so keep your eyes and ears open. If you’re at Comic-Con but missed this announcement, you still have a chance to see Straczynski — he’ll be signing at the Legendary booth this Sunday at 3 in the afternoon.