Warner Bros. Television and DC Comics Team Up for ‘Revolution’ Digital Comic
When Revolution was canceled, a huge part of the fanbase was devastated that they wouldn’t get to find out what happened to some of their favorite characters. Luckily, that concern can be laid to rest soon, as a special four-chapter digital comic book resolving the show’s storylines are headed their way.
Revolution was a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama series that centered around one family’s struggle to survive 15 years after a mysterious worldwide blackout. The show was canceled in May 2014 after a two-year run on NBC, but many storylines were still left open at the time of cancellation, leading to an unhappy, unsatisfied fanbase.
In response to passionate fan efforts to revive the show, Revolution‘s whole creative team— including executive producers Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau — got together to create a special four-chapter digital comic book with DC Comics that will serve to continue and ultimately resolve the adventures last seen in Revolution’s second season finale.
Kripke even released this message for fans regarding the digital comic:
Dear Revolutionaries, Patriots, and Soldiers of the Monroe Militia,
So first of all—thank you. Seriously. Sincerely. The loyalty you’ve shown REVOLUTION these past months has been touching and overwhelming—it’s meant more to me than you’ll ever know. And in case you were wondering—yes, we’ve been listening. We’ve read the tweets. We’ve seen the incredible petition. We’ve followed #RelocateRevolution. Please know that you’ve been heard.
And solely because of your efforts, we wanted to pay you back—to give you something fantastic. And while, unfortunately, we simply can’t make more episodes of the show (alas, there are financial realities we can’t overcome), we can do the next best thing. Which is end the story. On our terms. Exactly the way we would have.
So J.J., Jon and I are pleased and proud to announce the REVOLUTION endgame: a four-issue series coming soon from DC Comics. If you take a look at the attached photo, you’ll see that we brought back the entire writing staff to work on it. The band’s back together! (And if you study the photo closely, you’ll notice a certain young, plucky Matheson who also joined us). Everyone has generously agreed to work for little or no money. They’re doing it, because like you, they’re passionate about this story and want to see it end correctly.
So stay tuned. We’ve got lots of work to do. We’ll keep you posted—in the coming months, you can expect more details, sneak peeks, and early artwork. But Miles, Monroe, Rachel, Charlie, Aaron, Neville and the rest will return for the epic finale to the REVOLUTION storyline. We hope you’re as excited as we are.
And again—thank you. This is because of you. This is for you.
Now check out the rollout schedule for each chapter on www.ComicBook.com:
Chapter 1 – Monday, May 4
Chapter 2 – Monday, May 18
Chapter 3 – Monday, June 1
Chapter 4 – Monday, June 15
Are you stoked that the series will finally get the ending it deserved? Let us know below!
Photo Credit: NBC