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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse07 Oct 2013 7:56 p.m. PST

"If you've never heard of The Middleman, consider it the smartest genre-savvy spin on action heroes and weird mystery that you've never experienced — for shame. It started out in 2004 as a series of graphic novels, written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and drawn by Les McClaine. In 2008, it became a television show for one glorious season on ABC family before disappearing into the ether. Grillo-Marxuach and McClaine put together a final comic, wrapping up the show's last storyline in 2009, and moved on to other projects.

But the fans never forgot–and neither did The Middleman‘s creators. "It's not on Netflix, it's not on Hulu, and yet people find it, and they really love the show," Grillo-Marxuach told WIRED. It was the fans' enthusiasm that led him to approach independent publisher Viper Comics with a new plan: what if they bypassed the traditional distribution system and switched to a print-to-order model–and, in the process, crowdfunded creative costs for a new chapter of the Middleman story?

Now, less than a week in, the Middleman indiegogo campaign has already funded its $40,000 USD goal: a new Middleman graphic novel, written by Grillo-Marxuach and drawn by McClaine; AND a live reading of the new book, by the cast of the TV series. That's not the only connection between the comic and the show, though…"
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Hope you enjoy!.


Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2013 6:26 p.m. PST

We enjoyed the Middleman

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