EXCLUSIVE: Cla$$War From Com.X To Be Major Motion Picture

Class War CoverI did wonder why Com.X, the British comics publisher born out of a design studio, was attending the Long Beach Comic Con. I know they have been trying to get back into the comics publishing the game again, but it seemed quite a way to go. Well now the other shoe has dropped.

I understand that Mandeville Films, the production company behind the Top Shelf comic-turned-movie The Surrogates and the upcoming Christian Bale movie The Fighter are currently developing a movie based on Com.X’s flasgship title, Cla$$war. A politically charged and challenging superhero comic, it made quite a splash on initial release but was hampered by an inconsistent publication schedule. Rick Alexander, David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing the film and I expect that they and Com.X will use Long Beach to make some kind of announcement or other.

Cla$$war, written by Rob Williams was first published in 2000 but suffered the Com.X Curse of artists being snapped up by Marvel as the series continued, Trevor Hairsine, Cary Nord and Travel Foreman. It was concluded and collected in a lovely hardback a few years later.

It was part of a wave of superhero that explored political themes and ideas with big colourful battles and explosions, alongside the likes of Zenith, Stormwatch, The Authority and The Ultimates. And now it may be about to find a whole new audience.

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