“Announced at Marvel’s New York Comic Con Panel, Cup O’ Joe, international best-selling author, James Patterson, will be teaming with Marvel Comics to ignite his young adult novel series, Maximum Ride, into an all-new comic book series, James Patterson’s Max Ride: First Flight, scheduled for release in the spring of 2015.”
“James Patterson’s Max Ride: First Flight will feature the talents of writer Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, Amazing X-Men) and artist Alex Sanchez (Elektra) and will follow the fast paced adventures of Max, a teenage girl who, due to genetic tampering, is part human and part avian and Marvel Comics is set to elevate Max and her “flock” into an even bigger pop-culture property.”
Patterson has been hot for a long time and it was a given that his teen fantasy series was destined for something other than print. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a movie or cable deal happening even before we see the comic. Mr Patterson has commented that he wants to see Marvel make this “Marvel’s Maximum Ride”, so he’s expecting them to make some changes along the way.
Guess we’ll see how close they come to the original, they’ve got a top creative team on the book so I have high hopes. We can expect the 5 part mini series in the Spring of 2015…
JAMES PATTERSON’S MAX RIDE: FIRST FLIGHT #1
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by ALEX SANCHEZ
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
Coming Spring 2015!