Legion Prequel Comic Book is Coming


The “Prophets” arrive this November

IDW publishing has a prequel to Legion arriving in comic shops this November.

Co-written by the film’s director Scott Stewart and Tom Waltz (“Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward”), “Legion: Prophets” is IDW’s four-issue weekly miniseries and leads directly into the movie, setting the scene for an all-out war between Heaven and Earth.

“Legion: Prophets” tells the story of four very different people from very different parts of the world, who become humanity’s only hope to survive the Apocalypse. Stewart and Waltzchronicle the struggles of these ordinary people in the face of newfound powers and responsibilities.

The tale features a diverse cast of characters: The Theologians, an unlikely pairing of Jacob Heifitz, a 26-year-old Jewish research student, and Sami Saama, a 16-year-old Palestinian would-be terrorist, who must work together to fight off possessed hordes and find a way to the new Cradle of Civilization. The Guardian, Miko Hogosha, a modern day geisha-turned-warrior, who must escape a New York City gone mad and journey to meet the rest of the Prophets. The Codebreaker, Midwestern housewife Maggie Winters, a local puzzle prodigy whose seemingly innocuous skill is about to take a dark turn as her “visions” manifest. And, the Voice, Alan McCormick, a radio icon who broadcasts his late night syndicated radio show alone from his “secret bunker” in the high desert, making a career of exploring bizarre conspiracy theories he doesn’t actually believe in, until now.

Each issue showcases illustrations by a group of artists as diverse as the story’s characters, including Alberto Muriel, Jose Holder, Francisco Paronzini, and Michael Gaydos, as well as covers from French sensation, J.F. Bruckner.

Legion opens in theaters on January 22.

Source: IDW Publishing