Enter Legion's Holy War Early With Comic PrologueS

Hooked by the trailer for next year's Heaven Vs. Earth war movie Legion? You only have to wait until November to sign up for the battle, when director Scott Stewart launches a comic book prologue from IDW.

The four-part series, Legion: Prophets, will be plotted by Stewart and scripted by Tom Waltz, with art on the first two issues by Alberto Muriel and Jose Holder. According to the publisher, the series

introduces us to the "Prophets": ordinary people who have yet to understand the powers they possess and their very special role in the apocalyptic events that are about to sweep across the globe two days before Christmas.

With the series running weekly throughout the end of November and beginning of December, consider this an almost-real time countdown to the events behind the movie that opens in January 2010.

(Thanks, AnnaMaria.)