Dabel Bros. Publishing announced today that it has acquired the license to create a comic series based on the 1979 cult-classic film The Warriors.
The first issue will debut in January to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Walter Hill action movie, which was based on the novel by Sol Yurick.
The movie, like the book, borrows elements from Xenophon’s Anabasis, is set among the gangs of New York City. When a charismatic leader is killed at a gang summit, The Warriors are blamed, and their unarmed delegation must make its way back to their home turf while being pursued by police and other gangs.
The Dabels plan to adapt the movie first, and then create spinoff stories focusing on characters from the movie.