The Raid #1
Writer: Olie Masters, Alex Paknadel
Artists: Budi Stiawan, Brad Simpson
Publisher: Titan Comics
Release Date: August 2018
Punching and kicking its way into stores in August 2018 with Issue #1, Titan Comics’ new four-part series brings the bone-crunching cinematic martial arts action to the bloodied page. Readers are invited to go beyond the movie to discover the shocking story behind fan-favorite characters, Hammer Girl and Baseball Bat Man.

Premiering in 2011, Indonesian martial-arts movie The Raid (also known as The Raid: Redemption) sent pulses racing at the Toronto International Film Festival and secured unanimous critical praise, rocketing to cult film status across the globe.

The movie captured audiences with its boundary-pushing, inventive choreography and piston-pumping narrative when a lone, isolated SWAT team are trapped by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs inside a tenement block, and they have to fight their way to the top.

Directed by Gareth Evans and produced by PT. Merantau Films and XYZ Films, the high-octane franchise has garnered great success since its release. The first film had 10 nominations at the 2012 Maya Awards, and was followed, in 2014 by The Raid 2, which featured the character of Rama returning to battle against corruption in his own police force.

Titan’s new comic series, overseen by series creator Gareth Evans, is a perfect companion to the upcoming American reimagining of The Raid mythos, which is being brought to life by renowned director Joe Carnahan.

The Raid #1 arrives in August 2016.

via Titan Comics

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  1. “Uco – the son and heir to the head of the police’s internal investigation unit”… Who the hell writes this stuff? He’s the son of Bangun, the mob boss. The internal investigation unit head is Bunawar who’s trying to take him and his father’s group down!

    I also read in a previous synopsis they’re having another undercover cop in the prison in this comic. I thought Rama’s mission was supposed to be ultra secret. That compromises the story of the whole movie. There doesn’t need to be another undercover, and if he’s not an undercover but just a imprisoned cop like some of these pages imply (prisoners calling the ponytail guy “pig”) then no way would anyone help a pig behind bars without losing all trust from the other prisoners.

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