Palmiotti And Grey Bring Trancers To Comics

unnamed (1)Trancers was a 1985 science fiction film in which people could travel back in time into the body of their ancestors. The film saw police officer Jack Deth travelling into the body of a journalist, whilst his nemesis took control of a police detective and another, a young girl. So a battle to change the future by transforming – then killing off the past began. There were six films made over all, with the last in 2002, and a lost "episode" made available online in 2013.

Naturally it has quite the cult following. A comic book series was published in the eighties from Eternity but nothing since. Until now.

In October, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey are writing a new Trancers comic book series for Action Lab with artists Marcelo Salaza and Marcio Freire.

Based on the cult film, Trancers is the story of decorated Police Trooper Jack Deth who has travelled from the year 2247 to 1985 Los Angles on a one-way mission to capture a fugitive with the power to transform ordinary people into psychotic killing machines.

Looks like the Back To The Future revival from IDW may have competition…

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