‘Cobra Kai’ Comic Book Will Retell the Events of ‘The Karate Kid’ From Johnny’s Perspective

/Film | 7/5/2019 | Ben Pearson
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The YouTube Premium original series Cobra Kai has been continuing a story that first got underway back in 1984 with The Karate Kid, depicting the ongoing rivalry between Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) decades after they clashed as teenagers. Daniel was the protagonist of that original movie and Johnny was depicted as a villain, but what if the story is more complicated than that?

A new Cobra Kai comic book intends to explore that question by giving Johnny Lawrence his own Maleficent moment, retelling the events of The Karate Kid through his eyes instead of Daniel’s. Learn more about the upcoming comic below.

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A new press release informs us that IDW Publishing, Overbrook Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Television are teaming up to “develop new stories set within the continuity of the YouTube Premium original series, based on iconic characters from the cultural touchstone Karate Kid film series.”

First up is Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues, which will be written by Denton J. Tipton (The X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu), with McLeod tackling the cover art for the first issue. The story will re-examine the events of The Karate Kid “through the eyes of Johnny Lawrence, two-time All Valley Tournament champion. When the new kid makes moves on the girl that broke Johnny’s heart,...
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