Under license from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, American Mythology Productions (AM) will launch The Land That Time Forgot as a full-color, 32-page comic book featuring favorite characters from the original series plus some new surprises.
The first issue is featured in the comics section of the April 2016 edition of PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors, listed under “American Mythology Productions,” on pages #204 - 205. It carries a $3.99 U.S. cover price.
The new adventures take readers back to the mysterious island of Caspak and will be written by comic book veteran Mike Wolfer (Friday the 13th, Night of the Living Dead), illustrated by Giancarlo Caracuzzo (Cable, Gorilla Man), with cover art by Wolfer and Chris Scalf (Star Wars), and colors by Ceci de la Cruz.
“This is not an adaptation, or a reimagining. It remains absolutely faithful to the source material, with a new twist,” said Michael Bornstein, Publisher of American Mythology. “Each creator participating in the program is a huge fan of the series, which is a direct sequel to the novels, and it shows in their work.”
“One hundred years ago, shipbuilder Bowen Tyler, a handful of British allies, and the crew of the German U-33 submarine were lost at sea, drifting near the Antarctic Circle. What they discovered was something that defied time, and all of known science: the island of Caspak! Hidden inside impregnable rock walls lay a prehistoric world, filled with terrifying creatures, man-eaters from every era of time, and races of savage, murderous primitives from each rung of the evolutionary ladder. Inexplicably, the island was never again found, and the stories of the survivors of Caspak were considered fantasy,” said Mike Wolfer.
Wolfer said he and the creative team are using the long-established origin of the series and the strong foundation of their new adventure series. It will be readily accessible to new readers and yet firmly familiar to longtime fans.
“Today, an expedition has been launched by Tyler's great-great-great-granddaughter Abby, a quest to find concrete evidence of Bowen Tyler's adventure. But what she and her research team will uncover is something far deadlier and more shocking than they could ever have imagined, as the modern day explorers find themselves thrust into The Land That Time Forgot,” he said.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. to bring back one of the most iconic stories of the last 100 years! For us to be able to put our own spin and add to such a rich history of storytelling is truly an honor, and we have nothing short of an amazing story by Mike Wolfer to bring this classic back into the hands of readers eager to journey back into a Land That Time Forgot!” Bornstein said. “Join us for another trip into the lands of Caspak!”