‘Inception’ prologue comic online

Posted by · 4:23 pm · July 13th, 2010

I was just wondering the other day why Warner Bros. had not taken advantage of a very real opportunity to cross-promote Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” directly to the comic book crowd.  Every other blockbuster film these days seems to have a dubious tie-in book, be it “Transformers” or “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” or “Terminator Salvation,” etc.  Even television frequently embraces it.

Meanwhile, “Inception” is the kind of thing that would be most interestingly supplemented by a graphic work.  This is a world of high-end caper-type imagery that can go far on the page with smart storytelling behind it.  But I figured it wouldn’t happen.  We didn’t even get a tie-in comic for “The Dark Knight,” the first time that’s happened with a Batman film.

Well, it looks like a similar plan was in the cards all along.  The studio has released the digital comic “Incetion: The Cobol Job” exclusively at LeonardoDicaprio.com, but it’s also on Yahoo! Movies, so that’s not really “exclusive,” I guess.  It’s not bad, though writer Jordan Greenberg has drastically simplified what is a bit more sophisticated in the film.  But that’s probably a necessity.

Long Vo, Joe Ng and Crystal Reid contributed artwork to the piece.  You can check it out here, though a note of caution: there are lingering spoilers to the first act of “Inception,” so you might want to wait until after you see the film.  I would suggest it if for no other reason than it’ll probably make more sense if you know where it’s ultimately going.

I would release a whole series of these.  Cobb’s early years on the run, taking down black market job after black market job.

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  • 1 7-13-2010 at 10:02 pm

    Hans said...

    I know it likely doesn’t contain spoilers, but is this something I want to steer clear of if I want, I guess, the “essence” of the movie unspoiled to me?

  • 2 7-13-2010 at 10:15 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 3 7-14-2010 at 12:53 am

    Paulo said...

    Kris is this site supported by the company that made Incepcion? I didnt count but we must have a 1000 posts about that movie. We all know you love it, you love anything Nolan does, but there are more movies to talk about. This site is Inceptional

  • 4 7-14-2010 at 1:31 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    When one of the year’s most widely anticipated films is only a few days away from opening, it figures that people are going to want to talk about it. We’re looking forward to moving on as much as you are — but at the same time, I haven’t seen you respond to any of the day’s posts about other subjects, so quit whingeing.

  • 5 7-14-2010 at 4:15 am

    Mike_M said...

    I enjoy the Inception posts since I cant wait to check the movie out… I think it was always one of the most anticipated films of the summer for this site and its readers.

  • 6 7-14-2010 at 4:29 am

    Dean Treadway said...

    It’s posts like this that are driving me away from the movie. I sure ain’t seeing it this weekend; one “clever” line and the whole place errupting in OOH HOHHAHAHAHAAAABHAHHOO WHOOOOOO!!! Who needs that? I’m going to RESTROPO instead.

  • 7 7-14-2010 at 4:57 am

    Paulo said...

    I just said that there are a lot of movies to talk about. I heard that the next Noyce movie Salt is pretty good. Noyce is a very competent director. I never saw a post about that movie in this site never. Kris and Guy doesnt like Jolie, but if the movie is good they could say a word about it, but the prefer to ignore it. It`s like I dont like you I dont talk about your movie. Clever.

  • 8 7-14-2010 at 6:46 am

    Wade said...

    Paulo –
    This isn’t a strict movie news site, it’s a blog. Kris and all the other contributors simply write about what they find interesting in the film world. If you’re tired of reading about Inception, then skip those posts.

  • 9 7-14-2010 at 7:23 am

    Kevin K. said...

    Give it a rest Dean. If you don’t like it then just stop reading. No one is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to read any articles.

  • 10 7-14-2010 at 7:26 am

    Kyle said...

    Salt looks awful btw

  • 11 7-14-2010 at 7:31 am

    Kevin K. said...

    Yeah I would have to agree on Salt. It looks like an incredibly average “I was set up” mystery spy thriller, which is to say, it looks like just about every action movie Angelina Jolie has ever been in. :P I like Jolie quite a bit, but really only when she does dramatic work. Her action flicks often bore me. Then again, Changeling wasn’t that great either, but her performance, the art direction, score, and cinematography made it worth seeing.

  • 12 7-14-2010 at 9:33 am

    jason said...

    i can’t wait to read armond white’s scathing review of the film

  • 13 7-14-2010 at 9:54 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Paulo, you’re ignorant.

  • 14 7-14-2010 at 11:03 am

    Mark Kratina said...

    Geez people.

    You don’t like the content?

    Start your own blog.

    For the rest of us who are thankful to have somewhere to converese with fellow film fans, we won’t miss you.

  • 15 7-14-2010 at 11:53 am

    JDH said...

    Armand White calls Nolan’s latest “despicable”

  • 16 7-14-2010 at 12:37 pm

    Paulo said...

    Kris I know I am an ignorant and we all know you are going to win the Nobel Prize for literature. instead of ofending your readers you should start your next Inception post.

  • 17 7-14-2010 at 1:20 pm

    Kyle said...

    Please resume your hobby of refreshing the Salt Rotten Tomatoes page, you were getting alot more done that way.

  • 18 7-14-2010 at 4:17 pm

    Mark Kratina said...

    @ Paulo:

    Actually, Kris has refrained from showing off in the months leading up to his receipt of the Nobel Prize for Literature: Inception will be his last full-on review.

    Perhaps you should read it.

  • 19 10-22-2011 at 9:11 am

    Vinny said...

    Wait, I cannot fathom it being so straightorfawrd.

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