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EXCLUSIVE First Look: History’s Mankind Graphic Novel

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

The digitized graphic novel of Mankind: The Story of All of Us is released on iTunes November 5 – Photo: History

Ahead of the miniseries premiere of Mankind: The Story of All of Us on HISTORY, fans can now get an early look at Mankind digitized graphic novel created by some of the biggest forces in the comic book industry.

Released in tandem with the Mankind mini-series on November 5, the digitized graphic novel was created by some of the most influential comic book artists and writers in the entire industry.

Thanks to the good folks at HISTORY, fans can now get an exclusive first look at the Mankind cover and the first four pages of the graphic novel story.

Narrated by Josh Brolin, Mankind: The Story of All of Us will premiere Tuesday, November 13 at 9pm ET on HISTORY to begin an epic 12-hour – six night television event. Telling the story of what brought man to life, Mankind is a brutal fight for survival. The odds were against us at every turn – over 99% of all species of the earth have gone extinct.

For the creation of the Mankind graphic novel, however, HISTORY enlisted a crack team of top comic book creatives to tell the story of all of us:

– Legendary DC Comics artrist Neal Adams (Superman, Batman)
– Award winning writer Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula, Blade)
– Illustrator Dennis Calero (X Factor, Legion of Superheroes)
– Artist Giovanni P. Timpano (Grimm Fairy Tales, G.I. Joe Infestation)
– Artist Tom Derenick (Superman Trinity, Countdown to Final Crisis)
– Writer and artist Bill Sienkiewicz (New Mutants, Elektra Assassin)
– Writer Nathan Edmonson (Olympus, Grifter)

For an exclusive first look at the digitized graphic novel of Mankind: The Story of All of Us (available on iTunes November 5), scroll below for the awesome imagery.

Mankind examines what is unique about us to have made humans the dominant species on the planet. This is a story of survival on a harsh brutal planet – against all odds, we survived.

“It takes nine billion years for the ideal planet to form, four billion more for the right conditions to emerge before it finally happens: mankind begins. From the dawning of time, mankind has faced numerous obstacles and made surprising leaps forward.

“In an epic overview of the human race, this fast paced story of us is history like viewers have never seen before. Each event has been chosen because it’s a key turning point— a stepping stone in our journey from hunter-gatherer to global citizen. Our story is all about connections— why some ideas take hold and spread around the world and how the lives of people in one part of the world are shaped by events in another.

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!