It seems that back in October that “MTV Comics announced a new comic by J. Michael Straczynski, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, which will be published online and on tablets and mobile devices in Spring 2012.”
Apparently there are plans to then release it in paper form. And there are also plans for a “live-action webisode series on MTV Geek in the Fall of 2012.”
The Adventures of Apocalypse Al marks the Eisner, Hugo, Eagle and Inkpot award-winner’s first graphic novel to follow the New York Times best-selling Superman: Earth One. Originally developed as a radio serial for the CBC, Al was never released and has had fans wondering if it would ever see the light of day. “Joe and I have been discussing the property since sometime in 2007, and it’s amazing to finally bring this series to fans.” said MTV Comics’ Tom Akel. JMS has described it as “Monty Python meets the Maltese Falcon en route to the end of the world.”
This comes as a bit of a surprise given that The Adventures Of Apocalypse Al was originally conceived, written, and produced as a radio drama, consisting of twenty 5-minute episodes, for CBC.
I’ve been covering the glacial drama that is The Adventures Of Apocalypse Al since 2004. CBC Radio One has the show completed, in the can, and ready to run ago, but it never aired.
At this point I suspect the original incarnation of The Adventures Of Apocalypse Al will never be on the radio.
It is a great pity.
Posted by Jesse Willis
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