David Bowie’s masterpiece The Man Who Fell to Earth is getting a new and official graphic novel. Bowie starred with Rip Torn in the Studiocanel film directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Paul Mayersberg.
The original The Man Who Fell to Earth is a 1963 novel by Walter Tevis, it was published in 1963, and the Bowie movie came out in 1976. the latest, due 2022, is written by Dan Watters who is fresh off Cowboy Bebop (a review link). The Dune: House Atreides artist, Dev Pramanik, will illustrate the graphic novel.
Geek Native has permission to share some of the unlettered art from Titan’s The Man Who Fell to Earth. You can find those below.
The story is of Thomas Jerome Newton, David Bowie’s character, an extra-terrestrial who came to Earth to look for water. Once here, using his tech, he becomes incredibly wealthy and turns his fortune to the business of getting the water back to his home planet.
The U.S. Government starts to investigate.
Dan Watters told the press;
The Man Who Fell to Earth is a masterpiece of a film with an awful lot to say; about men, about the Earth, and lots of things in between. There are ideas in the film, about climate crises and corporate greed, that are more relevant now than they were when Nicolas Roeg set out to make it. And now here we are. I think it’s high time to look at the world through Thomas Newton’s mismatched eyes all over again. Perhaps he’ll see something we’ve been missing.”
This new version is can be pre-ordered already and is due out October 2022.
Unlettered preview art
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