MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet is a 5 part comic book series written by MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff and #1 New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee. It was subsequently released as a graphic novel in Oct 2013, combining all five issues into one book and including special features by MacGyver producer, Michael Greenburg, and creator Lee Zlotoff.
The story is set in modern times but maintains all the major elements of the original show, including well-known character Pete Thornton and the Phoenix Foundation as well as the much-loved voice-overs and MacGyverisms. The series deliberately avoids an RDA likeness in MacGyver’s appearance, which according to creator, Lee Zlotoff, was done not only for copyright reasons, but also out of respect for RDA as they didn’t have his permission to use his likeness in this new material.
Originally Becky Cloonan was hired as the artist, but early on in the project she had to stand-down due to her heavy schedule on other commitments, and so was replaced by Will Sliney as art lead with Ciaran Lucas, Andie Tong and Owen Jollands completing the team.
When an old friend calls for help, MacGyver becomes involved in a web of industrial espionage, murder and a white-knuckle pursuit across the globe with a million dollar hit on his head!
Can he live long enough to save the world – or has his luck finally run out?