Aberrant, the political action thriller series from screenwriter Rylend Grant, has had quite a year. Debuting as a three-issue mini-series, it’s now being developed for television by executive producer Tony Krantz. Publisher Action Lab: Danger Zone has announced the comic is returning to stands with a second season this February with artwork by Davi Leon Dias, colors by Iwan Joko Triyono, and letters by HdE.
Season 1 of the comic book was a Paul Thomas Anderson-like addiction play, disguised as a Ridley Scott Action film. It was a love letter to the great paranoid action thrillers of the ‘70s, like The Conversation, Marathon Man, and Three Days of the Condor. We’re obviously riding that wave into Season 2 – howling at the goddamn moon – but we’re also looking to kick things up a notch or two here.
Aberrant follows David Colbrenner, a U.S. Army Special Operations Commander who lost his entire unit in a superhuman attack. He then wages a brutal one-man war on the eccentric billionaire / former super hero Lance Cordrey who he believes is responsible. This new season picks up with David realizing Cordrey was a patsy and his men were killed as part of a vast government / military conspiracy. If he’s going to dig into this mystery, he’s going to need Cordrey’s help.
Season 2 plays like an edgy ‘80s buddy cop movie. If you look at it under a microscope, you’ll definitely spot some of that Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours, and Beverly Hills Cop DNA. David and Cordrey HATE each other with an unrivaled passion, but they kind of NEED each other. They are forced to walk through these next five issues hand-in-sweaty-hand. It’s almost never pretty, but it’s almost always wicked fun.
Aberrant had a number of parody variant covers during its first season. There are more on the way with a Top Gun / Playing with the Boys volleyball cover, a Karate Kid Part II: Live or Die? variant, and a Point Break meatball sandwich variant.
Aberrant: Season 2 #1 is set for release in February 2019.