Shark Flick THE MEG Gets Comic Book Adaptation

Adaptations are, for the most part, suited to re-imagine a body of work in hopes of making them more appealing. We’ve recently seen this trend shift towards horror comics boasting titles such as Penny Dreadful, Sabrina and Supernatural. Within the last few days, novelist Steve Alten’s debut novel, Meg, announced it would make its way to the comic medium through Dabel Brothers Publishing. Meg will be released sometime in March, 2018.

The film adaptation is slated for release later this year on August 10th, 2018. The film version is titled The Meg and features Jason Statham, directed by Jon Turteltaub (Instinct and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice).


The Meg

The official Dabel Brothers Facebook page has also featured the horror comic’s cover art as their latest profile image. For those unfamiliar with Alten’s sci-fi/horror MEG series, his official website provides the following synopsis (partial):

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists – Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark.
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life.

The cover art for issue #1 was featured in Steve Alten’s Facebook page earlier this week with the following caption: DOUBLE MEG IMAGE MONDAY: Promised Image #1: Dabel Bros. Comic Book Promo Art.

Are you planning to pick up a copy of Meg before the theatrical release latter this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Matthew Ortiz

Musician, horror blogger and hobbyist photographer. Owner/founder of The Fright Chapel, a horror literary and media website. I feast on the flesh of plants without mercy. My cat, Henry, will take my calls when I’m not home but never relays the messages.