IDW Publishing is set to release six adaptations of BoingBoing.net’s Cory Doctorow’s short stories. Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now will be adapted by several different creative teams each selected to fit the story’s tone and style.
Up first in the series is Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #1, with an adaptation of Anda’s Game. For 12-year-old Anda, getting paid real money to kill the characters of players who were cheating in her favorite online computer game was a win-win situation-until she found out who was paying her and what those characters meant to the livelihood of children around the world. Award-winning artist Sam Kieth, who is known for his work on projects such as Marvel’s Wolverine and the current DC Comics series Batman/Lobo, provides the debut issue’s cover, which will be released to comic book stores on October 17.
The first issue is being written by Dara Naraghi with art by Esteve Polls.
Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #2 is based on Doctorow’s When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth, winner of the Locus Award, which honors science fiction and fantasy writing, for best novelette of 2006. This story asks the question of who will keep the computers online when the end of the world comes. With a cover by Scott Morse, who is known for work such as Magic Pickle for Oni Press and IDW’s own Little Book of Horror: Frankenstein, the adaptation is written by J.C. Vaughn and art is by Daniel Warner.
via IDW Publishing