Dr. Brain was Apple TV’s first Korean-language series, adapted by director Jee-woon Kim. But did you know it was a webcomic first? For the first time ever you can read Dr. Brain webcomic in English exclusively on Tapas Media, Inc. (Tapas) beginning today November 18, 2021. The science fiction thriller, written and drawn by Hongjacga (Space Sweepers). The webcomic launch on Tapas will mark the first time the content is available in English. Dr. Brain will launch with three episodes and update on Thursdays.
Like the live-action, the Dr. Brain webcomic centers around a genius neuroscientist, Sewon, who connects to the brains of the recently deceased and discovers clues to murder cases. The webcomic is an electrifying depiction of Sewon’s struggle as he tracks down the suspects. Now, fans watching the Apple Original series, which stars by Lee Sun-kyun (Parasite), can dig even deeper into the Dr. Brain world with the webcomic on Tapas with an official English translation.
“Hongjacga is a fantastic talent, and we are confident that his work will resonate with English-speaking audiences,” said Jeong-seo Park, CEO of Kakao Webtoon Studio at Kakao Entertainment. “A global streaming platform’s selection of Dr. Brain is a testament to the webcomic’s originality, solid plot, and directing, and is a marker for the global success of the IP.”
Produced by Kakao Webtoon Studio and originally released in Korea in 2016, Dr. Brain boasts more than 20 million accumulated views across Korean platforms Kakao Webtoon and Kakao Page, and it’s now hitting English readers.
“We’re thrilled to bring the incredible Dr. Brain webcomic to an even wider audience with the Tapas platform launch,” said Michele Wells, CCO, Tapas Media. “Creator Hongjacga’s compelling story and evocative artwork are sure to appeal to fans of comics and sci-fi, and to anyone who loves escaping into an exciting, bingeworthy read!”
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