Netflix has just launched their latest original anime ‘Super Crooks’, but where can you purchase the original comic book series online?
In August 2017, the streaming giant Netflix purchased the exclusive rights to the Millarworld comic book company.
Millarworld had built a name for itself in the comic book industry, but rose to fame after Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman: Secret Service became international hits.
This would prove to be a fantastic move for both parties, with Netflix ordering television adaptations of countless Millarworld series, including Jupiter’s Legacy and the upcoming Prodigy and The Magic Order series.
The latest Netflix adaptation of a comic book title is ‘Super Crooks’ – here is everything you need to know, including where you can purchase the original series online.
The Super Crooks anime series…
The Super Crooks anime series premiered worldwide through the Netflix streaming platform on Thursday, November 25th.
Super Crooks tells the story of Johnny Bolt, who after realising he can control and generate electricity at a young age, turns to a life of super-crime, rather than becoming a hero.
After being released from prison, Bolt decides that he needs one last big heist and starts to assemble his crew for the job, an unusual group of supervillains.
Super Crooks is animated by Studio Bones, who are best known for producing the hit My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100 and the Netflix series, Godzilla: Singular Point.
You can find a more detailed breakdown of the production team and voice cast here.
The Super Crooks comic series…
The recently released Netflix series is an adaptation of the hit comic book series, Supercrooks, by Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu.
The series began serialisation in March 2012 and ran through until August that year, releasing a total of four issues.
In the first week, the limited series ranked 51st in the monthly US comic sales with 59,600 copies being sold worldwide.
Supercrooks (one word for the comic books) received a generally positive review from critics; garnering a 7.7/10 score from the experts and 8/10 from fans on Comic Book Round Up.
Where to buy Supercrooks comic books…
With Supercrooks starting and concluding in 2012, new fans of the series can purchase the four available volumes from various sources.
There are also plenty of copies on sale through the eBay website.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]