‘Blade’ Star Wesley Snipes Launches Graphic Novel on Kickstarter

Deadline reports that Blade star Wesley Snipes and his Maandi House Studios have partnered with Gifted Rebels and PCB Entertainment on a new graphic novel, titled The Exiled.



The comic will follow Detective Niles “Roach” Washington as he pursues a serial killer in the aftermath of a deadly gas attack. As the killer rips the spines from his victims, using tools over 5,000 years old, the world outcasts Roach for his theories. But his instincts keep pushing him forward. With enemies on all sides, and within, he wades into the darkness to find the killer and uncovers Earth’s darkest secret.


Gifted Rebels’ Adam Lawson is adapting the comic book script from a story he created with Snipes and PCB Entertainment’s President Keith Arem, with Gabriel “Eskivo” Santos (Knightwraith) doing the art and Valentina Bianconi (Seven SwordsTwo Moons) handling the colors. Among The Exiled‘s unique features are hidden codes, which will be interspersed throughout the graphic novel, offering access to digital collectibles and exclusive events.




The new project will be crowd-funded via a Kickstarter campaign, launching on June 21st. Backers will be rewarded with a Collector’s Edition 140-page graphic novel, along with a manga-sized “Go Version,” and an additional story set in The Exiled’s world, with day-one backers also receiving a campaign-only 120mm figurine of Detective Washington in action. After funding of the project is complete, the book will continue into publication via Lawson’s LA-based graphic novel and board game company, Gifted Rebels.


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Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.