As the May 5th premiere of 24: Live Another Day fast approaches, fans of Jack Bauer can get their fix a little early. IDW is launching 24: Underground, a new comic series that bridges the gap between the end of the final season of 24 and Live Another Day.
Bringing this new series to life will be writer Ed Brisson ("Secret Avengers") and artist Michael Gaydos ("Alias"), both of whom have experience in espionage thrillers.
"Ed burst onto the comics scene with the sci-fi thriller 'Comeback,' which was heavy on plot and adventure, a style that fits nicely with an established property such as '24,'" editor Denton J. Tipton says. "We've paired the rising star with veteran artist Michael Gaydos, whose draftsmanship and storytelling skills are second to none. Buckle up for a high-octane tale of Jack Bauer's missing years!"
IDW did 24 comics in the past, so why jump back into the series now?
"'24' was one of IDW's earliest successes with licensed comics," says Greg Goldstein, IDW President and Chief Operating Officer. "And the show's stature has grown immensely since then. Returning to the world of '24' in comics, in conjunction with this highly anticipated return to TV, makes perfect sense."
So if you can't wait for the return of Jack Bauer to your television screen, check the shelves of your local comic book shop next month.