Malignant Man

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Malignant Man
Publication information
PublisherBoom! Studios
FormatLimited series
Publication dateApril – August 2011
No. of issues4
Creative team
Created byJames Wan
Written byJames Wan (story)
Michael Alan Nelson (writer)
Artist(s)Piotr Kowalski
Letterer(s)Steve Wands
Colorist(s)Jordie Bellaire
Editor(s)Matt Gagnon
Collected editions
SoftcoverISBN 978-1608860708

Malignant Man is a 2011 graphic novel by James Wan.


Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Alan Gates is resigned to die, until he learns that his tumor is really a parasite. With a new lease on life and incredible, otherworldly powers, Alan must fight against an evil army buried beneath society's skin, all the while unlocking the secrets of his forgotten past.[1]

Film adaptation[edit]

In June 2014, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to the comic and set James Wan to direct and produce the adaptation.[2] In 2016, Brad Peyton signed on to direct the film with Wan still producing the film through his Atomic Monster banner.[3] One year later, Rebecca Thomas replaced Peyton as director.[4]

Wan would later clarify that his film Malignant was not based off of the graphic novel despite the name similarities.[5]