First Look: New Comic ‘Lycan’ From Thomas Jane Announced

March 24, 2021

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Renegade Entertainment, co-founded by Courtney Lauren Penn and Thomas Jane, is teaming with AfterShock Comics, the industry’s fastest-growing independent publishing company, to introduce an all-new comic property titled “Lycan,” with a script by comic book legend Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts) and based on a story by David James Kelly (Logan, Robin Hood), and Thomas Jane (The PunisherThe Mist).

“Set in the year of Our Lord 1777: A hardened band of international big game hunters returning from Africa are shipwrecked off a small British island. In exchange for new supplies and the repairing of their good ship The Calydonian, Lord Ludgate engages the men for a task they are particularly well suited for: find the Berserking Beast that has been eating his subjects, including a group of young Benedictine Nuns, and destroy it.”


Thomas Jane brings a breadth of experience from the comic book world to this new venture in partnership with AfterShock. In addition to a number of roles in comic book franchises from The Punisher to Gun, Jane also co-owned RAW Studios with Steve Niles and Tim Bradstreet which developed a number of projects including the comic Bad Planet which Jane wrote and distributed through Image Comics and Alien Pig Farm 3000 with writer Todd Farmer.

This creative union expands AfterShock Comics’ already impressive body of collaborative work with top creators including Garth Ennis, Steve Orlando, Cullen Bunn, and Marguerite Bennett, to name only a few.


Lycan will join AfterShock’s critically-acclaimed library of groundbreaking titles such as Animosity, Dark Red, A Walk Thorough Hell, and We Live among many others.

I am beyond excited to be partnering with AfterShock Comics to develop the universe of LYCAN. It’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time and I’m very lucky to have a great team of creators with David and Mike to bring it to life through the upcoming comic book series.” Jane states.

AfterShock Media is extremely excited to announce Lycan by Thomas Jane and Mike Carey as well as our producing partnership with Renegade,” said Lee Kramer, President of AfterShock Media. “Courtney and Thomas are a pleasure and also happen to be huge comic fans, so not only is this a creative cue for AfterShock but also happens to be a fantastic partnership as well.”

The introduction of the “Lycan” comic property is the latest demonstration of expansionary moves into new entertainment verticals for Courtney Lauren Penn and Thomas Jane’s Renegade Entertainment, which has been prolifically active since launching late in 2019. The production shingle recently completed production on the western thriller “The Last Son,” starring Thomas Jane, Sam Worthington, and Colson Baker, and the horror-comedy “Slayers” starring Abigail Breslin, Thomas Jane, and Malin Akerman. Renegade will soon start production on the anticipated crime drama series ‘Troppo” alongside AGC Television, starring Jane.

Producer and former chess champion Courtney Lauren Penn oversees content at Renegade Entertainment, producing new media, film, and television series alongside Jane.


The initial six installments of the “Lycan” comic series will debut in the first half of 2022.

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