Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wanted TPB: The New West

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Phil Noto
Publisher: Black Bull Comics (2005)
The New West #1-2

Plot: Story centers on a bomb creating an electromagnetic pulse that causes all technology to stop working in Los Angeles. A disgraced former LAPD detective endures a near-future deserted hostile environment where the mayor has been kidnapped.

Fun Fact clipped from Screen Rant Jimmy Palmiotti’s 2005 graphic novel The New West seems like it was always meant to be a movie. Set in a near future where an electromagnetic bomb has destroyed all technology in Los Angeles, the story hits on all the checkpoints of a typical sci-fi flick.  Post-apocalyptic wasteland? Check. Edgy anti-hero? Check. Old genre conventions with a modern twist? Check. The list goes on and on.  Now it looks like a New West movie may actually happen, with Variety reporting that the management-production company Benderspink has optioned the series for a film adaptation.

1 comment:

j-swin said...

Great mini, I picked it up years ago and fell in love with Noto.