I 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.
- Jae Lee And Brian Stelfreeze FOC Covers For Jim Henson And Victor LaValle.. - April 28, 2017
- A Box For Archie Comics’ Spider-Man Digests In Time for Spider-Man Homecoming - April 28, 2017
- Oh My Days! Bill Potts’ First Titan Comics Doctor Who Appearance, On Free Comic Book Day - April 28, 2017
- Just Five Exclusive Retailer Cover Variants From Marvel Again for July – X-Men, Deadpool, Guardians, Spider-Men And Secret Empire - April 28, 2017
- The Fate Of Kieron Gillen And Jamie McKelvie In Skottie Young’s I Hate Image Comics For Free Comic Book Day (SPOILERS) - April 28, 2017