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New Comic Sequel to The Fly Announced

December 17, 2014 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

IDW Publishing has announced a new five-issue comic miniseries sequel to the 1986 classic sci-fi film, The Fly. The new comic miniseries, The Fly: Outbreak continues the story after the events of the first film, which was directed David Cronenberg.

The series is written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor) with painted interior and cover art by menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). The first issue of the miniseries is due out in March. Jason Edmiston and Lukas Ketner will be providing variant covers for the miniseries.

The story follows the almost-human son of scientist Seth Brundle from the first film. Brundle’s teleportation device caused him to become a human/fly hybrid. His son now searches for a cure to his mutated genes. However, a breakthrough turns into a terrible breakout, and those who are exposed become monsters as well.

Speaking on the announcement, writer Seifert stated: “To be totally honest, The Fly is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen! It was really resonant for its time. And in the last 20 years or so, with all the advances in Genetically Modified Organisms, the film has taken on a lot of meaning it didn’t originally have. It’s really exciting to explore those elements in this miniseries — and great to have an amazing, super-distinctive artist like menton3 on the visuals!”

Editor Denton J. Tipton stated: “Equal parts gory allegory and tragic love story, The Fly was perhaps David Cronenberg’s crowning achievement. That’s a lot to live up to, but I believe Brandon and Menton are equal to the task. The script is sharp and poignant, and the art is visceral and haunting. No one is safe!”

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