Lost [in Space: Countdown to Danger] can be found—at your local comic book shop
The Lost in Space franchise has a hit Netflix show (news to me), and now that show is being expanded into a graphic novel. Oh, and you can have it now!
Here’s the scoop from publisher Legendary Comics:
LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2018 – The first volume of LOST IN SPACE: COUNTDOWN TO DANGER, the official four-part comic book expansion of the hit Netflix Original Series, launches in comic stores and online today. The thrilling graphic novel from Legendary Comics features all-new, untold adventures of the full crew and invites fans to dive deeper into the backstories of their favorite heroic characters—including the Robinsons, Robot, Doctor Smith and Don West. Volume One features two new stories centering around Will and Penny: “Secrets, written by Richard Dinnick, and “Penny & Judith,” written by Brian Buccellato, with all artwork by ZID.
“Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger represents another opportunity for Legendary Comics to build upon and expand the intricate universes created by our popular film and television series,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “Richard, Brian, and ZID’s thrilling stories and beautiful artwork will surely draw fans further into new adventures featuring their favorite ‘Lost in Space’ characters.”
LOST IN SPACE is set thirty years in the future. En route to a distant colony, the Robinson family finds itself thrown off-course when their ship crash-lands on a mysterious and dangerous planet. On this strange new world, they encounter a hostile environment and an enigmatic alien robot. In order to survive, the Robinson family must rely on their training, and they’ll discover that no matter how lost they are, their family is their home.
The new graphic series offers readers the chance to explore new missions, not aired on television, as our heroes struggle to survive in an unknown world full of new creatures, unexpected visitors, and new danger. Volume Two, set to be released in Spring 2019, will continue the adventure with a focus on fan favorite Robot and Doctor Smith, played by Parker Posey. For the latest Legendary Comics news and updates, follow: Facebook.com/LegendaryComics.
About the Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger creators: Richard Dinnick is a writer of television scripts, books and comics. He is the creator of new crime drama Surface Tension for Chrysalis Vision and Legendary Comics’ Rob (a new twist on the Robin Hood mythos). He has written on several television shows, including the forthcoming final series of “Thunderbirds Are Go!” for ITV and Amazon Studios. He is writing the tie-in comic for Netflix’s hit show “Lost in Space”—also for Legendary Comics—and has several Titan Comics’ Doctor Who series under his belt for the 7th, 12th and 13th Doctors. Richard has also written several books for BBC Books including Doctor Who: Underwater War, Doctor Who: Myths & Legends and Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles.
Brian Buccellato is a New York Times best-selling writer best-known for his work on Flash and Injustice for DC Comics. Brian started in comics as a colorist for the Marvel/DC crossover Punisher/Batman and went on to color for all the major publishers, including work on The Uncanny X-Men, Superman and The Flash. He began writing as part of The Story Company, where he collaborated on a number of screenplays. Buccellato started his comic writing career at Top Cow with The Darkness before teaming with Francis Manapul to co-write The Flash and Detective Comics at DC. He is the creator of Foster, Sons of the Devil and co-creator of Cannibal for Image Comics. His most recent work includes Lowlifes from IDW and Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger for Legendary. He currently lives in West Hollywood with a very small cat and dog.
ZID is a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from painting, card games and animation, to pre-production concept art. He has exhibited large-scale works in canvas, but his true calling has always been the visual storytelling medium known as comics. After a good half decade working in studios, ZID is now freelancing and has found a home at Legendary Comics after his involvement in Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead anthology graphic novel. Since then, he has worked on Legendary’s Spectral: Ghosts of War (the prequel comic to the movie of the same name on Netflix) and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong. Find him at www.mohammadyazid.com
Legendary Television is currently in production on the second season of “Lost in Space,” the Netflix Original series based on Irwin Allen’s classic 1960’s science fiction series starring Molly Parker (“House of Cards”), Toby Stephens (“Black Sails”) and Parker Posey (Café Society). In this modern update, the science fiction show follows the Robinson family as they fight against all odds to survive after crash landing on an alien planet and finding themselves surrounded by hidden dangers.