Mark Millar works for Netflix now and this has already led to projects like Prodigy. Today we’ve been shown the latest effort from the in-house team; Space Bandits.
Space Bandits will be available on July 3rd for $3.99 but there will be a limited Legends Cover Edition for just $0.75.
The series is described as a female Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set in space. Thena Khole and Cody Blue are the titular bandits and the universe’s most wanted felons. They run heists, run gangs but when they’re betrayed by their crews they unite with one thing on their mind – Revenge.
Image Comics will publish and Matteo Scalera will illustrate.
Millar told press;
I love writing female-led stories in everything from Reborn to Empress to Hit-Girl to Jupiter’s Legacy and, of course, our recent Magic Order at Netflix. I also love writing big, fun sci-fi things. In a world with a billion superhero properties and gloomy, rain-soaked dystopian sci-fi, there’s a gap in the market for sci-fi that’s upbeat and fun and I wanted to combine all this into a big, high-octane story. I’ve been working on this as a property for Netflix since last Summer and now I’m being joined by the brilliant Matteo Scalera for the comic-book translation of this story. The guy’s a genius and I’ve followed him for years. Having him draw this is like someone you’ve always had a crush on going out on a date with you. He’s just amazing.”
We’ll see Space Bandits in digital form too; Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play and comiXology.