J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sci-fi drama Fringe will debut in comic books before it hits television this fall.
USA Today’s David Colton reports in this brief item that DC Comics will release a prequel on Aug. 27, two weeks before the show’s Sept. 9 two-hour premiere on Fox.
Considering that August’s titles already have been solicited, it’s unclear how the comic will be distributed. Perhaps the book is destined for newsstands and checkout counters, right next to TV Guide. According to the article, the creative team hasn’t been decided.
Fringe is created by Abrams (Alias, Lost, Star Trek) and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Alias, Transformers, Star Trek). It centers on an FBI agent (Anna Torv) who teams with a man (Joshua Jackson) and his scientist father (John Noble) to confront the spread of paranormal phenomena.
Hopefully more details on the comic will emerge later today.