Wicked and the Divine TV series

Now I feel dumb about not yet making time to read comic book series The Wicked + The Divine from Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson, because I can’t give you the inside line on why this might be great news. The Eisner-nominated series has been a favorite of many friends and colleagues since it debuted last summer, based on the creators’ take on gods as pop stars, and the concept and story alone seem like great material for comics.

Now the company founded by Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick — each also an oft-praised comic book writer, thanks to runs on Hawkeye, Sex Criminals, Pretty Deadly, and Captain Marvel, among others — will produce the TV series. Read More »

sex criminals tv series
One of my current favorite comic book writers is Matt Fraction, and his Sex Criminals is one of my favorite on-going comic book series of the moment. I once half seriously joked on Twitter that David Fincher should direct the live action adaptation based on a screenplay adaptation from Chuck Palahniuk and John August. Now my dream version probably won’t ever happen, but Universal has signed Fraction and his collaborator/wife Kelly Sue DeConnick to a two-year television deal to develop comic book properties for the small screen. The first of which is, yes, Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky’s Image Comics series Sex Criminals. Find out more about their deal and the Sex Criminals tv series, after the jump.

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Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk‘s comic book sequel to Fight Club, first announced last year, is moving forward with some help from a notable writer. Matt Fraction, the Eisner-winning scribe behind Image Comics’ Sex Criminals and Marvel Comics’ Hawkeye, is reviewing the script, as revealed by Palahniuk himself. Get all the latest details on the book after the jump.

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