Heads up space cowboys, new fiction/non-fiction books have been announced for the upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series on Netflix!
On top of getting our first look at images from the upcoming series, there’s even more goodness we can look forward to. Titan Publishing has announced a partnership with Netflix to offer Cowboy Bebop fans a new novel, comic series, and making of book to tie into the upcoming live-action reboot series.
First up is a brand new, original novel, that will serve as a prequel to the live-action series which will launch in November, the same month the show debuts.
With an exclusive adventure leading into the events of the series, COWBOY BEBOP: A SYNDICATE STORY: RED PLANET REQUIEM is written by Sean Cummings, a staff writer on the series. Explore the rich history of Cowboy Bebop through the eyes of a young Spike Spiegel and Vicious.
If the show only makes you want more, then starting in December a new four-issue comic series is launching to tell an original story.
COWBOY BEBOP: THE COMIC SERIES will introduce fans of the series to a never-before-seen comic story. Set in the year 2171, the bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop chase an ex-gang member who holds a vest which gives the wearer unlimited luck. This new series will be penned by DC comics veteran Dan Watters (Lucifer, Home Sick Pilots) with art by Lamar Mathurin and will debut with a range of fantastic covers including cover art by comics legend Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau. #1 of this four-issue story will arrive in stores December 2021 with a collected trade paperback coming May 2022.
Lastly, we’re also getting a Making of/Art Book that will detail the show’s journey from beloved anime to live-action series. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until Spring 2022 next year, but these behind the scenes books are normally well worth the wait.
COWBOY BEBOP: MAKING THE NETFLIX SERIES captures the epic journey behind the scenes of Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation! Featuring an exclusive foreword by showrunner André Nemec, this official companion is packed full of beautiful concept art and revealing behind-the-scenes photography, as the cast and crew tell the story of how one of the most influential anime series of all time was translated over to live action in this much-anticipated series produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer).
Cowboy Bebop hits Netflix on November 19th. Which of these tie-in books are you most looking forward to?