When Geoffrey Thorne, Shannon Eric Denton, Jason Johnson, and Brian Denham got the job of bringing Knight Rider to the page for publisher Lion Forge, the bar for weirdness was set pretty high, and next week, when the paperback collection of the series hits shelves, we all get to see how they did.
Licensed comics are a strange beast, especially when they're adapting movies or shows that never had anything at all to do with comics. I mean, there was a Scarface comic with a pretty great creative team a few years ago that was based on the idea that Tony Montana survived the end of the movie, which, just in case you haven't seen it, is both extremely improbable and also contrary to the entire point of the film.
Sometimes, though, you get something that sounds so awesome that it's hard to believe that it's really happening.
Which brings me to the fact that Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood are doing a Miami Vice comic.
Whether you thought the reboot-y 2006 Miami Vice movie was as good an idea as Hollywood did, one thing is certain: The show's classic continuity as depicted by Don Johnson and Philip Michael was a force of new wave nature. Working to tap back into the '80s groove, Lion Forge Comics today revealed new preview images from Miami Vice #1 by writer Jonathan London and artists Carl Reed and Geanes Holland, which blend the original show's tone with all-new tales.