february marked 30 years since cult classic The Warriors was released into <3s and tape decks.
paramount celebrates this anniversary with us by releasing a new comic book series The Warriors: Jailbreak. picking up where the 1979 favorite ends, we follow swan + ajax across new mayhem. thanks to an mtv exclusive preview, we can ogle Erik Henriksen’s brilliance and brilliant graphics by Todd Herman and Herb Apon.
the official series synopsis:
“Based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel—Walter Hill’s film The Warriors electrified movie screens in 1979. Set in New York City’s near future, The Warriors told the gripping story of a gang forced to flee from the Bronx to Coney Island—while being hunted by every other gang in the city.
Thirty years after the release of the controversial film—and following up on the Dabel’s hit Warriors comic book movie adaptation—Dabel Brothers Publishing presents The Warriors: Jailbreak, the eagerly anticipated saga that begins where the film ended. Jailbreak captures everything exhilarating about The Warriors, while also heading in a bold new direction that will appeal to both mainstream readers and die-hard fans.
After one of the key members of the Warriors, Ajax, is arrested, the gang’s new leader, Swan, is forced to mount a risky rescue mission. Meanwhile, Ajax discovers that life in prison can be even more lethal than on the streets, and Rembrandt, one of the youngest Warriors, must learn who to trust and how to survive in the dangerous, unforgettable world of The Warriors: Jailbreak.
The Warriors: Jailbreak #1 hits stores everywhere July 22nd and will be launching at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con!”
The question remains, will an L.A. version slotted for 2010 do our favorite gang justice?