SLG Publishing has teamed up with Disney to bring Tron to readers in a comic book format. The comic book will be called Tron: The Ghost in the Machine. It is expected to be released this month.
SLG Publishing and Disney bring a thrilling new chapter to the Tron story with Tron: The Ghost in the Machine, a comic book written by Landry Walker and Eric Jones (Little Gloomy, X-Ray Comics) and drawn by Louie De Martinis. Tron: The Ghost in the Machine picks up where the critically-acclaimed video game Tron 2.0 leaves off, bringing you the same thrilling action, as well as an exploration of the effects of the cyberworld on the human psyche.
Like many, writers Landry Walker and Eric Jones got their first view of the computer world in Disney's 1982 cult hit movie, Tron. "I've loved Tron since I first saw the movie as a kid," said Jones. "The whole concept is so exciting, since it involves more than 'good versus evil' and allows for some pretty good twists and turns."
Walker stresses that Tron: The Ghost in the Machine will be true to its cinematic and video game roots by not only being an action story but also delving into the mental trauma protagonist Jet Bradley suffers by being forced into the computer world. "Jet is not a hero," Walker said. "He's just an average person thrust into exceptional, and somewhat horrible circumstances. The story is more about the psychological challenges Jet faces when he's disintegrated and reduced to pure information -- that shift in reality is really going to screw with your head."
The sophisticated treatment of technology's effects on the human mind in Tron: The Ghost in the Machine is an element of what Walker calls "pure science fiction." "The comic is an exploration of a different universe, the unknown," he said, "from the perspective of someone completely out of his depth."
SLG also teamed with Disney to turn the Haunted Mansion ride into a comic book. The Write News has more about the Haunted Mansion comic book series.