John Wick Origins To Be Told In Prequel Comic Books

John Wick Origins To Be Told In Prequel Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment announced in a press release that writer Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk , Teen Titans fame) will helmet the prequel comic book adaptation of the John Wick with art by Giovanni Valletta.

John Wick #1 which is slated to launch on September 6th, will pick up right after a young John Wick is released from prison and embarks upon his first epic vendetta. Wick comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga?









Writer Greg Pak says, "I was on board pretty much as soon as I got the call and heard ‘John Wick.' I'm a huge Keanu Reeves fan and loved the John Wick movies, which had the kind of kinetic action and intriguing mythology that seemed like a perfect fit for comics. I'm also always happy to work with my friends at Dynamite, who are always a pleasure to make comics with. And the art I saw from Giovanni Valletta blew my mind -- he's totally nailing Keanu Reeves' likeness while creating emotional, dynamic, exciting action. This book is going be BEAUTIFUL. But what really sealed the deal was when Dynamite Editor Anthony Marques said we had the greenlight to tell a John Wick origin story. That was astounding to me -- we're not just telling another fun adventure with the character; we're actually going to be able to add to this character's and world's tremendous mythology by telling an origin story! What could be cooler than that?"




The comic book will explore the mysterious, thrilling, sexy, and contagious world of Wick by telling his origin story for the first time.



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