IDW Publishing is pleased to add the thrilling new creator-owned science-fiction miniseries, BOY-1, to their hit list of summer releases.
Penned by writer and creator HS Tak and vividly rendered by artist Amancay Nahuelpan, BOY-1 captures the futuristic journey of a man who discovers he is the subject of a groundbreaking experiment that spins out of control and soon threatens the extinction of all mankind. With nations hunting him as they struggle to maintain order, every move he makes comes with a thousand repercussions.
“I was impressed by the singular vision that Himkar had for Boy-1 when we first talked about it a while back, and seeing it come together visually thanks to Amancay’s great artwork makes it even more vivid,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “I’m very happy we could make this one happen at IDW.”
BOY-1 is set in a world after the completion of The Human Genome Project heralds a new age in science, medicine, and technology, but any form of human cloning has been deemed incompatible with society’s standard of ethics. It then goes on to explore what could happen if a group of intrepid researchers didn’t listen…
“I just tried to make a story that would grip and not let go,” said writer/creator Tak. “I’m thankful that Chris Ryall put his eyes on it and brought it into IDW—I can’t think of a better team of storytellers around me. Amancay took the words and lifted them up with his ink.”
BOY-1 is also being developed for television by Scripted World (Alon Aranya & Rob Golenberg), the producers behind Hostages and Betrayal.
“These are the kinds of stories that explode into your life and take you to another world, one that might seem far off but is much closer than we think. We’re thrilled to develop the series for TV,” said Aranya.
Look for BOY-1 coming from IDW this August with stunning covers by Zach Howard (Wild Blue Yonder) and Amancay Nahuelpan as Scripted World targets a network TV launch in 2016.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.
IDW Entertainment was started in 2014 to fund, develop, and oversee brand extensions across IDW Publishing’s portfolio of comics and graphic novels for the global television market. IDW Entertainment is currently in development with a slate of properties for television including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle); and many others.