|William Shatner (Walter H. Bascom), Greg Evigan(Jake Cardigan) and Torri Higginson (Beth Kittridge) from TekWar.|
William Shatner’s futuristic world of TekWar is coming back to life as a graphic novel, produced by Bluewater Productions.
TekWar started off as a series of science fiction novels officially authored by William Shatner and co-written by uncredited science-fiction author Ron Goulart. The novels gave rise to a comic book series, video game and later TV movies and a series, both of the latter featuring Shatner and starring Greg Evigan as the lead character, Jake Cardigan.
Although the press release I received claimed that TekWar Chronicles: Plague of Ghosts, the graphic novel that contains the first four issues of Bluewater ProductionsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ series of William ShatnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s TekWar novels is currently available at several outlets including Amazon, I couldn’t find it there. But I did find a piece of it: William Shatner Presents: Tek War Volume 1.
The graphic novel is loosely based on the original 1989 novel which centers on a disgraced former 22nd century police officer mysteriously released from prison for a crime he is certain he did not commit. Finding himself lost in a world that has changed since his incarceration, Jake Cardigan tries to put his life back together only to be lured back into the dark world of a digital drug called Tek.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The book is not only for people who enjoyed the TekWar novels and TV series, said Bluewater veteran scribe Scott Davis. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Whether you call it an adaptation, a reboot or a re-imagination, what readers will find is enough of the source material to make it very recognizable, and enough new turns and twists to keep everyone guessing.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The book is illustrated by Erich Owen, who also illustrated the graphic novels Mail Order Ninja and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.