The story that began in David Cronenberg's film update of The Fly continues with a five-issue miniseries The Fly: Outbreak written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor) with painted interior and cover art by menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). Issue one will hit in March and will boast variant covers by Jason Edmiston and Lukas Ketner.
Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well...
"To be totally honest, The Fly is one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen!It was really resonant for its time. And in the last 20 years or so, with all the advances in Genetically Modified Organisms, the film has taken on a lot of meaning it didn't originally have. It's really exciting to explore those elements in this miniseries - and great to have an amazing, super-distinctive artist like menton3 on the visuals!"
Editor Denton J. Tipton said:
"Equal parts gory allegory and tragic love story, The Fly was perhaps David Cronenberg's crowning achievement. That's a lot to live up to, but I believe Brandon and Menton are equal to the task. The script is sharp and poignant, and the art is visceral and haunting. No one is safe!"
Nothing spreads faster than fear... be part of the outbreak March 2015. The official cover has been revealed, which teases some of the iconic imagery remembered from the 1986 classic. It is not clear how this new comic will tie into the 1989 sequel The Fly II, which starred Eric Stoltz as the son of Brundlefly. That film was not directed, or associated, with David Cronenberg.