Via Bleeding Cool:
Accord[i]ng to Deadline, the companion series to The Walking Dead has been given the greenlight to make a pilot by AMC. Dave Erickson (co-writer & co-creator of the main series) will be the show runner and executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will do the same on the new series.
Jim Corrigan is set to appear on NBC’s Constantine tv show (debuting 10/24):
“Constantine” is quickly headed to its debut October 24 on NBC, and it looks like the show will be delving pretty far into its comic book roots. Case in point, IGN has cast actor Emmett Scanlan has been cast as Jim Corrigan on the upcoming premiere season. The “Constantine” version of the character is a New Orleans homicide detective and — in a tease of his Spectre comic book roots — is “obsessed with justice, and who doesn’t let police procedure or red tape stop him from putting away the bad guys.” Scanlan isn’t a stranger to comic book or genre entertainment, with a minor role in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as a head riot guard. He also appeared in the BBC miniseries “In the Flesh.”
Is there a Supergirl tv series in the works? Sort of.
Face Value Comics, a new superhero comic from Autism at Face Value has sold out:
The new superhero comic from Autism at Face Value, an advocacy group aimed at promoting autism awareness, is really making a splash.
Face Value Comics, the first issue of which is currently available in comic shops, has completely sold out, according to a blog post from the organization. Autism at Face Value attributes much of the comic’s success to a segment on NBC Nightly News that highlighted the comic and its protagonist, Michael, who creators Dave Kot, Angela Kot, and Sky Owens tout as comics’ first-ever autistic superhero.
The official description of Face Value Comics describes the setting of the story as “a steampunk world with aliens and robots, and lots of misunderstanding.” The creators further explain the setting in another blog post: “People with an ASD diagnosis are often very comfortable with technology and complex detail,” they wrote.
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