A Hard Day: Korean Action Movie Adapted to Webcomic on October 18th

Manta Comics has announced the release of its new webcomic title, A Hard Day, an adaptation of the hit 2014 South Korean action thriller film. A Hard Day will be available on Manta beginning on October 18th, 2022.

A Hard Day: Korean Action Movie Adapted to Webcomic on October 18
"A Hard Day" webcomic key art courtesy of Manta Comics

A Hard Day Goes From Film To Webcomic

The South Korean film that the webcomic is based on, A Hard Day, was directed by Seong-hun Kim and was invited to compete at the Directors' Fortnight at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Recognized for its unique and powerful storytelling, the film has since been remade into other languages. Manta's A Hard Day webcomic is the latest adaptation of the critically and commercially successful action thriller. Here's a look at the trailer for the original movie:


In Manta's A Hard Day webcomic adaptation, the protagonist Gunsoo Ko has been recreated as a female detective. The story begins when she accidentally hits a homeless person with her car shortly after her mother's death. Unwilling to catch a manslaughter charge, Gunsoo hides the body in her mother's casket. A mysterious stranger soon arrives, claiming knowledge of the hit-and-run, and Gunsoo finds herself embroiled in a shady police corruption scandal.

As we've reported before, Manta Comics is a leading subscription-based webcomics platform that has grown in popularity as it expands its library beyond romance into other popular genres like the action thriller A Hard Day.

"We are a platform for quality storytelling across multiple genres. While we are currently known mostly for our romance content, "A Hard Day" is part of our expansion into the action and thriller category. We are excited for our fans to experience the story and the amazing artwork," says Moonseok Jeong, Head of Content for Manta Comics.

Webcomics continue to be a fresh source of new IP, increasingly tapped by entertainment studios around the world for adaptation into streaming, television, and film formats, but series such as Manta Comics' A Hard Day and Svaha: The Sixth Finger prove that this process can be successful in reverse, too.

A Hard Day will be on the Manta Comics app and site from October 18th.

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Adi TantimedhAbout Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.
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