The official authorized sequel to the original TV show starring Patrick McGoohan and Leo McKern.
Set 20 years after the events of the original TV show, the comic co-written with Mark Askwith follows former secret agent Alice Drake as she is dragged back into her old life following a ship wrecking that sees her washed up on the shores of The Village and discovers that old secrets and old spies never die.
Set twenty years after the final episode of the television series, Shattered Visage follows former secret agent Alice Drake as she is shipwrecked on the shores of the Village and encounters an aged Number Six, who is still locked into a decades-old conflict with his old nemesis Number Two for the future of the deserted spy village. Meanwhile, back in London conflicting intelligence agencies fight to gain control of the intelligence mine that is The Village, and the deadly secret lying at its very core.
The trade paperback included a two-page text piece that explained the surreal final episode, "Fall Out" as drug-induced hallucination.
About the Authors
Dean Motter is an illustrator, designer and writer who is best known for his album cover designs, two of which won Juno Awards in 1983 and 1984. In total he was nominated a further six times for the Juno. During his career he has been the art editor for CBS Records Canada. He is also the creator and designer of Mister X, one of the most influential "new-wave" comics of the 1980s. His Vertigo mini-series Terminal City and its sequel were both nominated for Eisner and Harvey awards.
As an artist his work has appeared in Classics Illustrated, Batman: Black & White, Grendel: Red, White and Black and John Constantine: Hellblazer. While his writing has graced the pages of Superman Adventures, Star Wars Trade, Will Eisner's The Spirit and Wolverine. In 1998 he co-wrote and illustrated Shattered Visage for DC comics along with Mark Ashwith.
Mark Askwith is a Canadian writer, TV producer, editor, and publisher specializing in science fiction and comics. He produced and wrote Prisoners of Gravity, a Canadian news magazine program that explored speculative fiction and ran for 139 episodes and five series. He has also written for Batman, Justice League International and Fantagraphics.
"This graphic novel adaptation embraces everything Prisoner and envelopes readers in the nostalgia and delirium of the original broadcast.... This mesmerizing work of graphic fiction delivers sublime art by veteran creator Motter (Classics Illustrated; Batman: Black & White) and immersive storytelling from both Motter and Askwith (Batman; Justice League International). An excellent choice for any collection." - Library Journal Starred Review
"Original, dramatic, inherently fascinating...a wonderful treat for the legions of fans of "The Prisoner" television show and will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to community library Graphic Novel collections." -- Midwest Book Review
"A welcome and timely addition to Titan's library of Prisoner content that feels as contemporary and relevant now as it did 30 years ago. If you don't already own it, this handsome edition is a great release. 9/10" - SciFi Bulletin