The success of AMC‘s The Walking Dead was sure to open lots of doors for the show’s creator, writing genius Robert Kirkman. Although this NerdBastard would love to see the powers that be at AMC take on Kirkman’s Invincible series, I’m just gonna have to be happy for the moment with the announcement that AMC and Kirkman are working toward bringing his latest comic, Thief of Thieves to the small screen.
The Image Comics/Skybound comic tells the tales of a master thief juggling a dual identity and struggling to quit the business, opts to steal only what someone has already stolen . . . thus the Thief of Thieves title.
“Much like The Walking Dead brought horror to television in a unique and groundbreaking way, I feel Thief of Thieves can do the same thing for heist stories, showing the humanity of all the characters, including the criminals.”
Thief of Thieves was released in February 2012 with the first two issues selling out their respective release dates. Issue No. 3 of Thief of Thieves hits store shelves Wednesday.
Nick Spencer penned the first arc of Thief of Thieves, with Kirkman on board as head writer to oversee the series.
“AMC recognizes the limitless ideas generated by the comic industry,” Kirkman says. “Their dedication to bringing The Walking Dead to life as a TV show has been key to its success and I’m excited about the potential of Thief of Thieves to reach similar levels of success.”
“Working with AMC has been a tremendously positive experience and I’m looking forward to continuing and strengthening our relationships there and I can’t neglect to mention I’ve been dying to work with Chic again since we wrapped on The Walking Dead Season 1,” Kirkman says.