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New Marvel Cloak and Dagger Comic Series Confirmed for 2018

Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan created Cloak and Dagger for Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64 in 1982). After a number of additional Spider-Man guest appearances, they were given their own four-issue limited series, written by creator Bill Mantlo, penciled by Rick Leonardi, and inked by Terry Austin, prompting Marvel Comics to launch an ongoing bi-monthly Cloak and Dagger series in 1985, with the same creative team.

Superheroes whose mutant powers had been triggered by illegal narcotics, they had a radically different origin and the comic focused on Cloak and Dagger's quest to end the drug trade completely, and frequently explored the issue of vigilantism.

Ten years ago, Marvel announced a new series by Val D'Orazio, Irene Flores, and Emily Warren, but they never published it. There have been a number of other short stabs at bringing the characters back.

But there's this thing called a television series. Cloak & Dagger, an upcoming series created for Freeform by Joe Pokaski, produced by ABC Signature Studios.

The series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as Tandy Bowen/Dagger and Tyrone Johnson/Cloak with Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, Emma Lahana, Jaime Zevallos, and J.D. Evermore also starring in the series. Filming for the series takes place in New Orleans. The series, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on June 7th, 2018.

So we should probably expect a Cloak & Dagger #1 in June. Informed speculation? Not quite. Because in December there's an Amazon listing for the collection of the series.

Always a good giveaway.

Maybe they could pull the D'Orazio/Flores version out of the bottom drawer?

New Marvel Cloak and Dagger Comic Series Confirmed for 2018

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