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SDCC 2013: IDW Picks Up Taran Killam’s The Illegitimates

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IDW will publish the first comic book from Saturday Night Live cast members Taran Killiam and comic writer Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Torso, Captain America and Bucky), The Illegitimates

IDW will publish the first comic book from Saturday Night Live cast members Taran Killiam and comic writer Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Torso, Captain America and Bucky), The Illegitimates

When the world loses its greatest (and most promiscuous) super-spy, Jack Steele, a secret international espionage organization has no choice but to call in a new team to save the world, The Illegitimates,” reads the press release announcing the book. “With no knowledge of the bond that ties the team together, The Illegitimates are thrust into a seedy world filled with crime, lust, and double-crosses. Each member of The Illegitimates is forced to use their unique skills to overcome their personality clashes and come together as a team.”

“The Illegitimates is one of those high concepts ideas that makes you wonder why no one else ever told this story before,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “But I’m glad they didn’t, since Taran and Marc’s take on this idea is such a well-executed one. Of course an agent with a license to kill might be more concerned with staying alive through the course of his mission than paying attention to what can happen during his many conquests around the world, but that doesn’t mean those trysts won’t still have lasting repercussions, as they do here. The Illegitimates is a very fun, action-packed series we’re very happy to have under IDW’s banner.”

Killam first mentioned the book a few months ago during a podcast interview. It was then to be about the illegitimate children of James Bond; apparently they couldn’t secure that license, though. Since James Bond Jr was allowed to release, it’s a bit surprising they weren’t allowed to use the name.

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