Is Mind The Gap A TV Show In Disguise?

Is Mind The Gap A TV Show In Disguise?

Mind The Gap #1 by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo and Sonia Oback comes out this week from Image Comics. I've read the first issue already… and something strikes me.

Jim McCann has said that the comic started out as a TV pilot. Well, it feel very much like the first two acts of a pilot, with the twist at the end that establishes what the comic is actually about, and would normally be spoilt in advance advertising.

We're not going to do that here. But we do have a story about a girlfriend in a coma (it's serious), those that know her, those taking care of her medically and where those two groups crossover. And we also join her in her mind, as she's dealing with her new reality.

Is Mind The Gap A TV Show In Disguise?

Anyway I understand that Jim McCann moved to LA last year at the urging of his agents, he's being repped by a big-time TV agent and looking at Twitter seems to have lots of friends in TV who are all pushing this book for him online…

Is Mind The Gap basically another chance for Jim McCann to push his new idea for a TV show? And would it work? He certainly has all the right elements in play…

Is Mind The Gap A TV Show In Disguise?If you're looking for the next Chew, Walking Dead, Thief Of Thieves or Nonplayer, this might be a good place to start. Also, you know, 48 pages for $2.99. Even if it never goes up in value (which it will), it's still a bargain. Mark Waid talked about how a first chapter should give you everything you need to know to decide whether to stick with the series and this comic most definitely does that…

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