The Megas is a 5-issue mini-series from Virgin Comics and film director Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, U-571). Mostow is already reported to be developing the property into a feature film.
The Megas explores what might have happened had the founding fathers of the United States established another aristocracy rather than a democracy. The eponymous Megas are the elite members of the American Royalty, a somewhat benevolent but dictatorial ruling class. Now, in the 21st Century, the Megas have ruled America for over 200 years. Mostow described the story for Variety:
The story "revolves around Detective Jack Madison and his race-against-the-clock investigation to uncover secrets behind the mysterious sex-fueled suicide of a Prince in The Megas royal family. Meanwhile, the King is on his deathbed at The White Palace (yes, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!), and society is bracing for the inevitable chaos that will surely ensue once he dies.
The first issue debuted on February 27, 2008.
- Mostow talks "The Megas" at Virgin Comics, Comic Book Resources, February 28, 2008
- Jonathan Mostow talks about The Megas, Newsarama, February 29, 2008
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