Titan Comics has unveiled six variant covers for the first issue of its Cowboy Bebop comic series, which is based on the new Netflix live-action adaptation of the iconic anime.
The upcoming miniseries, written by Dan Watters with art by Lamar Mathurin, aims to expand the Cowboy Bebop universe with an original story set in the world of the Netflix show. The first issue hits shelves on December 8 and there are six variant covers to choose from. Have a browse through our slideshow below and let us know which one you would pick:
Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau is the artist behind the primary cover to Titan Comics’ Cowboy Bebop #1, which means his cover for the issue is also available in black and white. The rest of the covers feature different takes and various styles having been drawn by a range of artists, including Claudia Ianniciello, Afu Chan, and Yishan Li.
The Cowboy Bebop comic series will transport readers into the future with a story set in the year 2171, where a bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop are being chased down by an ex-gang member who holds a vest that gives the wearer “unlimited luck,” so the Bebop bunch will need to have more than just luck on their side.
The four-issue series is based on Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series, which is set to arrive on the streamer on November 19. The show seems to be faithfully recreating the look and feel of the popular anime, with an all-star cast line-up that features John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniela Pinada, amongst others.
The comic is part of a broader push for Cowboy Bebop, with the live-action adaptation also getting a supporting prequel novel written by Sean Cummings, and an official companion book for the Netflix series showcasing concept art and behind-the-scenes photography across its pages, with a foreward by showrunner André Nemec.
The prequel novel, titled Cowboy Bebop: A Syndicate Story: Red Planet Requiem, will be releasing just a few days after the show on November 23, and the companion book will be launching on January 11. The first installment in the four-issue comic series will be out December 8, with a trade paperback to follow in May 2022.
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