RASL #1 Comic Book. First Printing in NM Condition. Publisher/Year: Cartoon Books, March 2008 – Print Run: 8,173
Jeff Smith made a huge splash in the early ’90s comics world with his long-form fantasy Bone. The series blended the influences of Walt Disney and Walt Kelley and created a framework with great characters and an ambitious sense of scope in which to tell a story that was unlike anything in comics at the time.His follow-up series, RASL, hasn’t made quite the same giant splash, but the comics world is a very different place twenty years after Bone debuted. RASL‘s reviews have been good, and the property has now been optioned for development as a film.RASL follows (per Booklist), a parallel-world-hopping art thief who not so long ago was a brainiac physicist exploring some of the possibilities buried in Nikola Tesla’s legacy. But now he’s a grim, tattooed bruiser dodging a camel-faced assassin who’s tracking his dimensional jumps.
Producer Lionel Wigram (both new Sherlock Holmes films) bought the rights and tells Deadline, “We’ll team with a writer and figure out how to adapt it to the screen and hopefully it will become a big movie franchise for Warner Bros.”
Jeff Smith is an exec producer.
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