A freelance cartoonist has accused the Netflix show 1899 of stealing a concept from his work, calling it identical. The 1899 story revolves around multinational immigrants traveling from the old continent to the new, only to encounter a nightmarish riddle aboard a second ship, adrift on the open sea. On Sunday, November 20, Brazilian comic book creator Mary Cagnin alleged in a lengthy Twitter thread that the show’s creators copied her work. In Tweets, she drew parallels between her 2016 Black Silence comic and the show.
Cagnin noted the significant use of a black pyramid structure, the mystery-driven plot featuring otherworldly codes and voices, and accurate information about character arcs and final deaths. In further support of Cagnin’s claims, the forum also features numerous side-by-side comparisons of stills and panels from 1899’s Black Silence. Tweeting in Portuguese, he wrote: “I am in shock. The day I discovered that the 1899 series is identical to my Black Silence comic, published in 2016.”
At the end of the thread, she wrote: “I’m tired of crying. Thanks to everyone who has read this far and to all my readers for all the support I receive. Countless people in the Insta inbox comment on the similarities. I will see the procedures that I must do. If there is anything that can be done.” Take a look at the tweet below.
However, the show’s creators have yet to respond to the allegations made by Mary Cagnin.
Black Silence is a graphic novel that can be read on Issuu, an electronic publishing platform founded in Denmark and based in the US. The comic was published on the site in August 2017, with a short synopsis explaining what it was about. about. The official synopsis read: “In the future, Earth’s days are almost over. A team of astronauts is summoned to reconnoitre a planet that may be humanity’s only chance of survival.
Meanwhile, 1899 is a multilingual German-language show set in the late 19th century. It depicts her SS Cerberus, sailing from Europe to America, responding to a distress call from her sister ship, the Prometheus, which has been missing for four months. What follows is a bizarre series of events and incidents that defy logic. Pyramids are a recurring theme on the show, with images of mysterious giant pyramids set in a dark, dystopian-looking desert. Netflix’s new show 1899 has received positive feedback from fans and critics alike.
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