Jack Bauer's Wilderness Years Revealed in '24: Underground' Comic Book

IDW's new comic book fills in the gap between the finale of the original Fox series and this summer's miniseries revival.
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Even before Jack Bauer returns to TV screens in Fox’s 24: Live Another Day, the former CTU agent will have his hands full in a new comic book series that picks up right where the final season of the original 24 left off.

IDW Publishing’s 24: Underground teams writer Ed Brisson with artist Michael Gaydos to tell the story of what happened between Bauer fleeing the country at the end of the hit show’s eighth season and the character’s reappearance in the upcoming miniseries, which begins May 5 on Fox.

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“Ed burst onto the comics scene with the sci-fi thriller Comeback, which was heavy on plot and adventure, a style that fits nicely with an established property such as 24,” editor Denton J. Tipton said about the writer, who has also written for Marvel’s covert Secret Avengers series. Tipton also praised Gaydos’ work, saying that his “draftsmanship and storytelling skills are second to none.”

24: Underground will be released in comic book stores and digitally in April.