Titan Comics have presented a first look at their upcoming “The Mummy” series during San Diego Comic Con 2016.
This past February, Titan Comics announced their partnership with Hammer, which would see upcoming titles based on Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy release sometime this year. During the Diamond retailer presentation taking place at San Diego Comic Con, more details along with a first look were released about Titan and Hammer’s first comic – “The Mummy.”
On sale this November, “The Mummy” issue 1 will be written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Ronilson Freire. Telling an original story, Milligan’s Hammer “The Mummy” comic seems like it’ll be perfectly timed with Universal’s The Mummy as the the five issue mini-series concludes three months before the movie. And it also seems as if it will feature a female mummy. Here is the plot synopsis:
For 2000 years the Sect of Anubis have prolonged their life spans through human sacrifice and the enslavement of an Egyptian High Priestess cursed to walk the afterlife for all eternity. On one night every 30 years the Sect must offer up a human vessel to house the spirit of the priestess Nebetah so that they can kill her and drink her blood, thus granting them immortality.
But this year they have chosen the wrong vessel, and she’s not going willingly…
“At Titan Comics we’re howling at the moon over this bold new collaboration! Hammer is the home of some of the most groundbreaking horror and genre films in motion picture history. Together we’re going to make some terrifyingly good comics,” said editor David Leach on the upcoming slate of Hammer horror comics from Titan.
It’s definitely an exciting time for fans of Hammer and Universal as the countdown to 2017 looks to reintroduce audiences to the classic and iconic monsters that have been dormant for too long. Titan Comics has a great history of publishing interesting titles that offer great entertainment aside from the usual titles released by the likes of Marvel and DC. Their “Penny Dreadful” series has kept the spirit and tone of the SHOWTIME series alive; Hammer’s “The Mummy” should be no different.
For those eager to read “The Mummy”, the first issue releases in November. To find a comic shop near you, please visit comicshoplocator for more.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)