BOOM! Studios has provided us with a first look at the upcoming Creed limited series releasing in June 2023. For this new limited series BOOM! Studios has partnered is collaborating with Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, and Chartoff-Winkler to bring the popular Creed franchise to the world of comics.
Creed III’s director, producer, and star Michael B. Jordan is the creative director of the new story. He joins superstar co-writers LaToya Morgan (Dark Blood, AMC’s Walking Dead) and Jai Jamison (Superman & Lois) Working on the artwork for the Creed series are highly acclaimed artist Wilton Santos (Break Out) and colorist DJ Chavis (Lunar Room).
Speaking on the Creed limited series Morgan, Jamison, and Santos had the following to say:
“I couldn’t say no at the opportunity to dive deeper into Adonis’ story–the story of the Creed dynasty. As a super fan of the Rocky and Creed franchises, this is a dream come true! I’m so excited for fellow fans to dive into this comic book goodness,” said Morgan.
“It’s been the opportunity of a lifetime to play in the sandbox with such an iconic franchise filled with incredible and complex characters. The art I’ve seen from Wilton has blown my mind. And to top it all off, I get to collaborate with my longtime friend and mentor, LaToya. I can’t wait for people to see what we got planned,” said Jamison.
As stated in the solicitation for Creed #1, the series is set ten years after the events of the Creed III film:
“The CREED comic book series begins ten years after the events of Creed III. Adonis Creed is out of the ring but not out of the game as he trains – along with his manager-wife Bianca – the next champion—his daughter Amara, now an amateur boxer. But with Adonis and Bianca reluctant to pit their daughter against more dangerous opponents, Amara feels like her career is at a standstill, and she’s hungry for more. Amara will have to find another trainer. Someone who’s not afraid of defying Adonis but still knows how to teach her to fight like a Creed. Who’s up for the challenge of training a young boxer to become the next champion fighter?” – BOOM! Studios
The first issue features cover art by highly acclaimed artists Mateus Manhanini, Valentine de Landro, Paris Alleyne, and more. You can check out the main and variant covers below:
“When I was invited to work on this story, I was beyond excited! Rocky and Creed are so iconic, and some of my favorite films. I hope the fans are just as excited to see what we’ve made,” said Santos. A two-page textless preview of Santos and Chavis’s artwork below:
Print and digital copies of Creed #1 will be available on sale in June 2023.