'Hitman: Agent 47' Gets Comic Book Prequel Courtesy of Boom! (Exclusive)

F.J. DeSanto ('Cyborg 009') wrote the comic, which will feature art by Jesus Hervas.
Courtesy of Boom!

Hitman, the video game franchise-turned-upcoming major motion picture, is now getting the comic book treatment.

20th Century Fox, the studio behind the video game adaptation, has partnered with comic publisher Boom! Studios to create a one-shot that acts as a prequel to the movie, which hits theaters August 28.

F.J. DeSanto (Cyborg 009) wrote the comic, which will feature art by Jesus Hervas. Toni Infante is the cover illustrator.

Hitman: Agent 47 stars Rupert Friend as the titular anti-hero, a genetically engineered assassin, along with Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware. The film is produced by Charles Gordon, Adrian Askarieh, and Alex Young.

The comic sees Agent 47 hunting a deadly adversary in a story that leads directly into the opening scene of the feature film. This marks the first fime the character from the game will appear in a comic. 

The idea for the comic came from Boom’s Stephen Christy and Askarieh, both of whom spearheaded a partnership between the studio, the filmmakers and the publisher.

The comic broadens the partnership between Boom! and Fox. Boom has a first-look deal with Fox for film and television and is now also producing comics on Fox properties. In the past year, Boom! has put out comic book tie-ins on Maze Runner, Planet of the Apes, Sleepy Hollow, and Sons of Anarchy.