Mark Millar's latest Millarworld project through Netflix has been announced via Deadline - Space Bandits, drawn by Matteo Scalera of Black Science fame.
Space Bandits follows two intergalactic criminals named Thena Khole and Cody Blue as they team up to get revenge on the gangs that betrayed them both.
“In a world with a billion superhero properties and gloomy, rain-soaked dystopian sci-fi, there’s a gap in the market for sci-fi that’s upbeat and fun,” Millar explained. “I wanted to combine all this into a big, high-octane story. I’ve been working on this as a property for Netflix since last summer and now I’m being joined by the brilliant Matteo Scalera for the comic-book translation of this story. The guy’s a genius and I’ve followed him for years. Having him draw this is like someone you’ve always had a crush on going out on a date with you. He’s just amazing.”
It's unclear in what form Space Bandits will appear on Netflix, be it a film or television series. However, the comic book series, which will publish through Image Comics, is described as an "adaptation."
Space Bandits #1 is due out July 3, and will feature a variant cover by Howard Chaykin, seen here alongside the main cover by Scalera.