The line between some movies and comic books is getting more blurry. Disney is using Marvel comics to promote Tron, and Marvel plans comics set the the Marvel Movie Universe. DC Entertainment seems poised to bring the DC comics and movie universes closer together, too. Other comics companies seem to exist solely to create comics that will be raw fodder for film.

So of course big production companies are launching their own comics lines. Legendary Pictures, the company behind films like 300 and The Dark Knight, is launching Legendary Comics, with the intent to release six to eight graphic novels per year. The company has celebrity endorsements from Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman and Max Brooks, but even better, has hired ONI Press co-founder Bob Schreck, also a veteran of Dark Horse, Comico, DC, and IDW Publishing, to run the imprint. Read More »