There can be only one!

Highlander will expand its brand with a new comic book miniseries next year from Scottish fantasy writer Brian Ruckley.

Ruckley will chronicle a new tale detailing events that led up to the 1986 cult film while also casting a new light on the battle between immortals throughout time.

“In the 30 years since its release, Highlander has inspired a massive cult following that craves new stories based on the original film,” senior editor Denton J. Tipton said. “Many have tried, to varying degrees of success, but Brian has crafted an exciting narrative that will honor and bolster the underpinnings of Highlander. Also, epic sword fights!”

Ruckley will be joined by artist Andrea Mutti as they both explore Connor MacLeod’s physical and internal journey that leads him to become humanity’s immortal champion. They will take us from medieval Scotland to Civil War-era Pennsylvania to mid-century Manhattan. They will even introduce brand new characters the franchise including the immortal Osta Vazilek as well as revisit fan favorites.

Brent Marlis, licensing agent at Creative Licensing, expressed “we are thrilled for this partnership with IDW, as they have a tremendously talented team who will be creating a story that is both authentic to the original Highlander film and innovative to attract new fans alike.”

The battle for The Prize begins again in February!