In an unexpected move, Marvel announced a Cloak & Dagger comic book monthly miniseries ahead of the duo's TV debut this Thursday on ABC's Freeform network. Written by Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman) and drawn by David Messina (Ultimate Comics Wolverine), the first of six issues dropped today and revolves around the two characters reuniting after many years.
The official solicit info on ComiXology is as follows:
"For years, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen were the super hero duo called CLOAK AND DAGGER — waging a citywide war on drugs, organized crime and corporate greed. In recent years, their crusade has taken them across the globe, fighting alongside Spider-Man, The X-Men and even The Avengers, and though they've drifted apart, a dangerous threat from their past has resurfaced — one that will force Cloak and Dagger to reunite and come to terms with their truest feelings for one another and the past they share!"
Marvel has a habit of launching new titles (e.g. Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Domino) that have some kind of relationship to a new TV or movie releases, but there was no previous announcement for this Cloak & Dagger comic, except for a tease on the publisher's Twitter page yesterday.
The first season of Cloak & Dagger premieres on Freeform on June 7 with two episodes (written by showrunner Joe Pokaski), "First Light" and "Suicide Sprints." Olivia Holt will be playing Tandy Bowen/Dagger and Aubrey Joseph will be portraying Tyrone Joseph/Cloak.
Head on to the media gallery below for a look at the cover and three pages of issue #1 of Cloak & Dagger's new limited series.