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Manga Entertainment Options “Wayward” Comic Series


So, at this point, this could either be a hit or a wayward effort in the vein of Lady Death. Dealer’s choice.

The Fandom Post reports that Manga Entertainment optioned the rights to Jim Zub and Steve Cummings’s Wayward. According to Fandom Post, Manga picked up the potential to create an animated series in Japan or a live-action series. In either case, Zub and Cummings will serve as creative consultants on the work.

Series co-creator Jim Zub commented about the effort, noting:

As soon as Jerome and I started talking about a collaboration, I had a good feeling Manga Entertainment would be the right place to develop Wayward. The crew at Manga intimately understand the anime market and have helped popularize some of the biggest brands in that space. As Japanese art and animation continues to go global, co-producing Wayward at a Japanese studio with Manga taking the lead is a natural choice.

Manga Entertainment COO Jerome Mazandarani also commented on the deal, stating:

We are very excited to be working with Jim and Steven to bring the characters and world of Wayward to life for the screen. Jim and Steven have managed to create a truly unique high stakes action-drama that feels fresh and authentic in its mixture of Japanese and Celtic mythology. We are very confident this story will connect with audiences across Asia and the rest of the world.

Wayward is being published under Image Comics’ main label. The series debuted in 2014, and currently has 20 issues in publication. Issue 21 hits newsstands on June 28.

Source: Fandom Post (Thanks to L.B. Bryant for the tip!)

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