Battle of the Planets 2A NM Alex Ross Cv Shurief Tortosa Russo Bros Movie Image


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Battle of the Planets (2002 Image) #2A

Published Sep 2002 by Image
(W) Munier Shurief
(P) Alex Ross and Wilson Tortosa
(C) Shane Law and Udon Studios
Full color, 32pg

Banded together to protect the earth, G-Force is a team of five highly trained teenagers who keep the world safe from all manner of evil threats! Using an array of advanced weapons and even-more-advanced vehicles, the team best known for their 1970’s cartoon series is set to be taken into the 21st Century by some of the top talents in comics!

The hottest event of the summer continues as the attack on Earth has begun, and only the super-team known as G-Force stands between the forces of evil and our planet’s utter destruction. Can Mark, Jason, Keyop, Tiny and Princess defeat Zoltar and the soldiers of Spectra? Buy this issue with an all new Alex Ross cover and find out!

It was announced at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2019 that Joe and Anthony Russo are producing a live-action Battle of the Planets film through their production company, AGBO, with the possibility of directing. On July 22, 2021, it was announced the Russo Brothers have brought Daniel Casey as the film’s scriptwriter.

Cool future TV projects, assemble! While Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo remain in constant contact with the head honchos at Marvel Studios, they’re also at work on other fun projects. Brother Joe has given Collider some details on the non-MCU projects he and Anthony announced at San Diego Comic-Con last year, including adapting the Grimjack comic book series for Amazon, a live-action adaptation of the 1978 series Battle of the Planets, and an animated series based on Magic: The Gathering for Netflix.

The big thing that Joe revealed about their upcoming Battle of the Planets is that it’s “not going to be a direct adaptation of the series” (which itself was an American adaptation of the Japanese anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman). In fact, it’s going to be an original story, with a “new mythology.”

“It’s going to be our own story that we tell surrounding a group of genetically altered kids who are involved in a space war,” he said.

Alas, the Russos are currently only “in the bible phase for Battle of the Planets,” and Joe said it will “take months of gestating and trying to figure out what the new mythology is.” And once they commit their new mythology to a bible, from there they’ll create some concept art, and once they’ve created some artwork they like, then they’ll commit to a script. So don’t hold your breath to see what this new vision for the old series will be, since it’s going to take a while.

Near mint, 1st print. Bagged & Boarded.