Prepare yourself: Sharkey the Bounty Hunter is headed to Millarworld.
The third comic book series from the Mark Millar/Netflix association teams the prolific writer with artist Simone Bianchi and arrives from Image Comics in February. The series described as sci-fi action comedy which sees the titular character scouring the galaxy for criminals with the aid of a 10-year old companion as the pair travel the stars in a rocket-powered ice cream truck.
Now, CBR has the exclusive debut of the first issue's variant covers, illustrated by comic book powerhouses Frank Quitely, Matteo Scalera, Ozgur Yildirim, Karl Kerschl and Bianchi.
"When I joined Netflix on staff last year we had this crazy plan of a big sci-fi universe of movies and Sharkey is the first of these,” explained Millar in a written statement through Netflix. "Sharkey kicks off a whole world of sci-fi that’s just a great action comedy in the style of all the movies I grew up with. I love blue-collar heroes and I like the parent/ kid dynamic from movies like Paper Moon or Leon: The Professional and, of course, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl."
A feature film script for Sharkey the Bounty Hunter was greenlit by Netflix in 2017, with Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street) signed on to pen the film.
Check out the first issue's variant covers below.