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02-12-2013, 09:41 AM #1
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Utopia Gets A Limited Edition Comic Book Spinoff
It's the big Channel 4 TV success of 2013 (until Black Mirror starts tonight, obviously). But Utopia, a cross between Pulp Fiction and Tideland, a political pharmaceutical thriller set in the urban and rural landscapes of Britain, uses the script to a graphic novel sequel as its big MacGuffin.
When I saw the first episode last month, I asked about the comic at the heart of the show, and was told it was an internally produced mockup, it didn't exist in any form other than the few pages or panels we'd seen that showed off a plot point here or there.
Well, that seems to have changed.
Alongside the release of the upcoming DVD and Blu Ray of the series, a comic book version of The Utopian Experiments has been realised.
There will only be a very limited edition released however, and in March we're planning to give copies away, to coincide with the DVD release. Above, is the cover...
02-12-2013, 09:57 AM #2Marvel: S-man 2099, Rocket Raccoon
DC: Wonder Woman, Injustice, Detective Comics, Sandman Overture
Indie: Sonic the Hedgehog, MegaMan, Street Fighter, SkullKickers, Fatale, Elephantmen, Afterlife of Archie, The Wicked+The Divine
02-12-2013, 10:07 AM #3
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02-12-2013, 10:08 AM #4
I'm glad to hear something's been done about this - enough effort's been put into the visuals of the comic pages we've seen so far in the show that not releasing it as a complementary item seems a missed opportunity.
I'll be keeping an eye out for this
02-12-2013, 10:26 AM #5
Man, I have been loving the living hell out of this show. Phenomenal piece of TV.
02-12-2013, 10:44 AM #6
There's but one thing I dislike, and that's the casting for Jessica Hyde - her voice irritates me. Bar that, everything's been done really well. Strong writing, good pacing, great production values, and a strong visual design and directorial flair. It's great to see people working in TV-land being able to throw in as many excellently-framed shots as Utopia has had; scenes like add to the narrative by providing pitch-perfect delivery.
02-12-2013, 11:04 AM #7
You're spot on about the style of the show. It's probably the best looking thing I've seen on British TV since...fuck, I don't know when. It's been a long time since I've seen anything that really shocked and affected me as well, and the torture scene in ep 1, and... the thing that happened at the start of ep3 (quite how they even got away with that I have no idea) really got to me. I mean, in a good way. How the consequences of that scene were worked into Arby's character was a deftly done bit of writing that left something extremely distasteful feeling justified and integral.