Titan Comics have announced two new projects based on The Prisoner, licensed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1960's cult TV classic in 2018. What makes this news rather interesting is that one will be an oversized artist edition of a lost comic book classic by industry legends Jack Kirby and Gil Kane; as well as a brand-new comic series set in the world of The Prisoner by celebrated writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Mummy) and artist Colin Lorimer (The Hunt, Harvest)…
The 50th anniversary actually coincides with the first US transmission of The Prisoner in 1968. It was first shown on Canadian and UK TV screens in 1967.
In July, Titan Comics will publish an art-sized, hardcover collection of Jack Kirby, Gil Kane and Steve Englehart's long-lost, previously unpublished The Prisoner comic strips. This special oversized collectors edition will contain the entire 17 page Jack Kirby strip, the first six pages of which were inked and lettered by Mike Royer, as well as 18 pages of pencils drawn by legendary comic artist Gil Kane.
In addition to reprinting these rare pages, this collection also features unmissable bonus archive material including facsimiles of the original script as written by Steve Englehart.
The Prisoner: Jack Kirby And Gil Kane Art Edition is just one part of Titan Comics' exciting plans for The Prisoner's 50th Anniversary year - alongside a brand-new comic series based on the cult favorite TV series, written by Peter Milligan with art by Colin Lorimer.
The new series will transport readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number, and features six amazing covers, including Mike and Laura Allred, Jack Kirby, a Patrick McGoohan photo cover and more to be revealed.