Behemoth imprint Happy Tank to publish the Animated Film’s best-selling French comic, MFKZ
3 years after the release of the animated film adaptation, Happy Tank imprint of Behemoth Comics has acquired the English publishing rights to the Ankama Editions / Label 619 french published comic series MFKZ (Mutafukaz) which has sold an impressive 300,000 copies so far in the French market.
The Animated Motion Picture directed by Guillaume “Run” Renard and Shōjirō Nishimi succeeded to grab a cult following in the USA with its distribution on Netflix. The movie stars Giancarlo Esposito, Danny Trejo, and Rappers RZA, and Vince Staples.
The series is coming to the english comic market with its first issue launching in June. MFKZ #1 is an oversized special issue opening for preorder at comic book stores as part of Behemoth Comics’s April Previews Solicitations. Happy Tank’s plan for MFKZ is to make it nothing less than their flagship. The team at Behemoth is confident in the success of the series with a publication plan for multiple years.
RUN’s cult franchise is described as a genre mashup that centers on young Angelino and his pal Vinny, who live in a tenement in an Los Angeles-inspired dystopian metropolis. Following a scooter accident, Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: He is half-human and half-Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.