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EXCLUSIVE: AMC-Bound Briggs Land Returns for a Second Volume

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EXCLUSIVE: AMC-Bound Briggs Land Returns for a Second Volume

“Briggs Land” will be back this summer at Dark Horse Comics with a new #1. The comic book series, from writer Brian Wood, interior artist Mack Chater and colorist Lee Loughridge, is scheduled to return in June with “Briggs Land: Lone Wolves,” a six-issue series continuing the story that started in 2016.

Here’s the official description of the new volume, direct from the publisher: “The first issue of ‘Briggs Land: Lone Wolves’ finds Isaac Briggs seeking the solace of the hiking trails around Briggs Land as he comes to terms with his past military service in Afghanistan. When two random backpackers accidentally wander onto the Land, an innocent situation quickly turns dangerous and threatens to expose the Briggs family to the media.”

“Briggs Land: Lone Wolves” #1 is slated for release on June 14, with a main cover by Matthew Woodson and a variant by Kim Jung Gi.

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“Briggs Land” debuted in August of last year, with the most recent issue, #6, released in late January. Shortly after the series was announced — and months before the first issue was released — news broke that the series was in development at AMC for TV, the same network as comic book-based shows “The Walking Dead” and “Preacher.” Wood is writing the “Briggs Land” pilot, and executive producing with A24, the New York City-based production company that recently scored a Best Picture winner with “Moonlight.” Wood recently tweeted that he’s written three different drafts of the “Briggs Land” pilot, each with “three pretty different approaches.”

From the start, Wood has made it clear that he envisions “Briggs Land” as a larger-scale project, along the lines of his previous hits like “DMZ” — so the story is very likely to continue beyond the six issues of “Lone Wolves.” In a letter to retailers last year published by Bleeding Cool, Wood wrote, “I’m taking the safeties off. If it runs 30 issues, or 50, or 72, that’s great, because I have the material for it.”

“Briggs Land” revolves around the Briggs family — specifically Grace Briggs — who is in charge of “the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States,” located in 100 square miles of wilderness. Fans won’t have to wait until June for more from the series, though: Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day 2017 offering will include a 12-page “Briggs Land” story, set between issues #1 and #2, written by Wood and with art by Werther Dell’Ereda.

"Briggs Land: Lone Wolves" #1 main cover

“Briggs Land: Lone Wolves” #1 main cover by Matthew Woodson.

"Briggs Land: Lone Wolves" #1 variant cover

“Briggs Land: Lone Wolves” #1 variant cover by Kim Jung Gi.

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