Black Mask to Publish Mr. Robot Prequel Comic by Creator Sam Esmail

Posted by July 16, 2018 Comment

Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will be penning a prequel comic book to the hit television show this fall, published by Black Mask. The news was revealed by bird-themed pop culture website Vulture, though the only details about the story they were able to obtain were that the comic “will document the formation of the mysterious group known as fsociety.”

The rest will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con on thursday, according to a tweet by the publisher.

Mr. Robot’s hacktivist aesthetic fits in nicely at Black Mask, which has published such titles as Occupy Comics and Calexit. The show will return with a fourth season later this year. Calexit writer and Black Mask founder Matteo Pizzolo will contribute to the comic, along with Mr. Robot writer Jeff McKibben, artist Antonio Fuso, and colorist Tyler Boss.

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(Last Updated July 16, 2018 4:51 pm )

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