In the past, IDW has found much success with a variety of series tied to properties originating in television and video games. Whether it be G.I. Joe, Silent Hill, or Metal Gear Solid, they’ve offered something for just about anybody. And seeing as how this isn’t their first rodeo involving 24, it only makes sense continuing that proud tradition.
Perhaps this five-part limited series will make the new Fox show an easier sell. After all, when one becomes attached to Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer for so long, getting used to another character may take some time. Seeing as how newcomer Eric Carter’s background will be detailed in this project, it may help purists warm up to the new status quo.
Written by screenwriter and novelist Christopher Farnsworth and illustrated by Antonio Fuso, Rules of Engagement is being overseen by 24: Legacy executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz. With that level of quality control, this will hopefully equal a winning formula for the publisher.
Farnsworth had this to say when recently speaking with The Hollywood Reporter:
“I’ve been a fan of 24 since the first episode, and I’m grateful to IDW for giving me the chance to contribute in a small way to its mythology. I also get to blow a lot of stuff up on the page, which is always pretty cool. I’m going to do my best to live up to the expectations of the show.”
24: Legacy – Rules of Engagement arrives in comic shops sometime this April and will also see digital release.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter