The listings, released yesterday, reveal that Issue 1 is being “retro-solicited” to make that announced Aug. 27 on-sale date. We also learn that it’s a six-issue miniseries from Wildstorm, where most of DC’s licensed books originate.
It’s a little worrisome, though, that no creative team has been announced.
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.
ICv2.com points out that the comic-book prequel may make up for a previous missed opportunity:
Comic book publishers failed to capitalize on the success of Lost, which has developed a devoted following, so it makes perfect sense that DC would attempt to get on the Fringe bandwagon from the very beginning (particularly since Fringe is being produced by fellow Time/Warner company Warner Bros. in conjunction with Abrams’ Bad Robot).
Fringe has its two-hour premiere on Sept. 9 on Fox.
Related: Fringe pilot leaked online