Remember that long red band trailer for Scott Stewart’s film Legion? The reaction from the general public was “What the hell is going on here?” Literally, what is hell doing here? It featured angels trying to kill humans, and two of the most well known winged creatures (Michael and Gabriel) going head to head. According to Cinematical, you can expect some of your questions to be answered with the Legion: Prophets prequel comic book. More on the story below.

Legion: Prophets is a four part mini-series that Stewart and Tom Waltz had written as a comic prequel to the film. “Legion: Prophets will introduce you to the Theologians, the Guardian, the Codebreaker and the Voice, five very different and unlikely individuals who become humanity’s only hope in surviving the Apocalypse.” The comic will be distributed by IDW Publishing, and will hit shelves this November.

According to Stewart, “There were a lot of cool and scary characters and situations that I wasn’t able to include in the main narrative of the movie, so I’m very excited to be able to expand the Legion universe beyond the film and explore those other stories through the comic book series.”

I think it’s interesting that the name of the comic is Prophets considering the fact that so many people have compared this film to the 1990′s angelic franchise, Prophecy. The series was best known for having Christopher Walken star as the archangel Gabriel, whom is played by Kevin Durand in this film.  Legion debuts in theaters nationwide on January 22, 2010.

Are you interesting in buying a Legion prequel comic?