The Highlander series has proven its immortality again, when IDW publishing announced the release of a new Highlander Comic Book Miniseries. The upcoming series is going to feature none other than the original main protagonist, Connor Macleod.
This new Highlander Comic Book Miniseries is written by Brian Ruckley, a Scottish fantasy writer. Which is also quite fitting, considering that the lore of the series as the Macleods happens to be Scottish.
The illustrations are done by Italian illustrator Andrea Mutti. Whose well known works in the USA include several 'Iron Man' series for Marvel, as well as 'DMZ' and 'The Executor' (together with Jon Evans) for DC/Vertigo, and 'Rebels' and 'G.I. Joe Origins' for IDW.
The upcoming Highlander Comic Book Miniseries would serve as a prequel before the 1986 film, according to IGN.
The events would take place during Medieval-Era Scotland, then Civil War-era Pennsylvania, to mid-20th century Manhattan, New York, leading up to 1985 or when the main event of the first film took place. It would fill up the time gap that occurred before the first movie, mainly focusing on how Connor Macleod tries to cover up his existence as an Immortal while trying to settle down and adapt to his new life and homeland in the United States.
Aside from Connor Macleod, other fan favorite characters are expected to show up in the story. New, interesting characters are also to be introduced into the Highlander universe, such as the Immortal Osta Vazilek, IDW has posted on its official website.
30 years had passed since the first Highlander movie was released. It has spawned sequels, a TV series, a cartoon series, and even an Anime movie, and amassed a cult following. This new Highlander Comic Book Miniseries is expected to gather up old fans and new fans alike into the world of Highlander.
After all, "There can be only one!"