Long-Lost LUKE CAGE Series Ready To Debut - Just Waiting On Call From Marvel

Netflix's Luke Cage series is set to debut sometime next year, and odds are that Marvel will be looking to do a companion comic book series. But as it turns out, they already have one.

Director/animator Genndy Tartakovsky tells IGN that he's completed drawing the long-lost Luke Cage series announced back in 2007, but has lost touch with Marvel. In an interview about his new film Hotel Transylvania 2, Tartakovsky describes what happened to the project and where it stands.

"Actually, you could help out with [getting it published]. The deal was, I agreed to do the comic as long as I had no schedule, and I actually finished all the pencils and part of the inking, and it was just a matter of continuing on. Then I think I got into Sym-Bionic Titan, and then into features, and then I got too busy -- and I think my contact at Marvel left."

Tartakovsky doesn't disclose who his liaison at Marvel was, but by his timeline he completed pencils on Luke Cage in 2010, before Sym-Bionic Titan. That's the same year he did storyboards for Marvel's live-action Iron Man 2.

"So maybe you could put the word out that I do really want to finish it, and then maybe somebody at Marvel can contact me [Laughs], and we can work it out again," said Tartakovsky. "I actually just found them last week, all my pencils, and I was like, 'Oh, this still stands up! It'd be fun to finish it.'"

Marvel declined Newsarama's request for comment.

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