A new writer has been picked up to write the final story arc for Thief of Thieves that was originally launched by Robert Kirkman, was even optioned at one point.
Brett Lewis will be picking this up to end it all from the sounds of things.
I must say I actually enjoyed Andy Diggle’s run though on his dozen or so issues he wrote after Kirkman passed the torch over.
I must admit, with the severe lapse in issues making to the local comic shop shelves, I lost interest in this title long ago (yes, even with Diggle writing). I think I even continued to collect a few issues of the last arc with the intentions to read and since they were so bad about releasing them in a timely fashion, they just got lumped into a Half Price bin run after my lost interest.
For those still holding out, here you go in all it’s glory.
Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce one last job for THIEF OF THIEVES, the ongoing heist series created by Robert Kirkman in 2012. Series artists Shawn Martinbrough and Adriano Lucas are joined by new writer Brett Lewis (The Winter Men).
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working alongside Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Andy Diggle over the various arcs of this series. Having the freedom to visually create the world of Thief of Thieves and fill it with such an eclectic cast of characters has truly been a blast,” said Martinbrough. “For the final chapter, I welcome my School of Visual Arts college buddy and amazingly talented writer Brett Lewis to our crime family here at Skybound Entertainment. Together, with our superb colorist Adriano Lucas, letterer Rus Wooten, assistant editor Arielle Basich and our ever vigilant and very understanding editor Jon Mosian, we’ve been working hard to take our fans on one hell of a ride on this last job!”
Previously in THIEF OF THIEVES, readers saw master thief, Conrad Paulson, racing across Europe to be crown the greatest thief in the world… only to be taken out by his enemies. Now, Conrad Paulson is dead—or is he? And what does a notorious Russian prison have to do with it?
Find out in THIEF OF THIEVES #38, when the entire crew returns to kick off its final heist!
THIEF OF THIEVES #38 (Diamond Code MAY180273) hits stores on Wednesday, July 4. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, June 11.