Black Pearl #1 2006


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Black Pearl #1 Comic Book. First Printing in NM Condition. Publisher/Year: Dark Horse Comics, September 2006

According to Variety, Hamill will finally be directing an adaptation of his 1996 Dark Horse series, The Black Pearl. (I’m guessing Disney’s connection to that name will be causing a title change.)

Pearl is the story of Luther Drake, an utterly unremarkable fellow. One night, he prevents the abduction of a woman and the experience awakens him to the need for vigilante justice. He dons a costume to become a hero, but he also becomes a media sensation. Shock jocks and tabloid reporters become obsessed with uncovering his identity. The series only ran for five issues, but dropped off just as the stakes were higher for Drake. Hamill always insisted it wasn’t a franchise, but it read like one!

Pearl was originally written as a screenplay before being reinvented as a book, and Hamill’s never stopped trying to bring it to the big screen. To be fair, he’s had offers for it, but always resisted. “We started getting interest from some pretty big producers a while ago,” Hamill told Variety. “But then it started to take on a life of its own where it became this huge mega budget comic book movie.

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