Bleeding Cool has learned that Double Take, the comic book company started by former Marvel publisher Bill Jemas as part of Take-Two Interactive, will close down at the end of the month. Double Take launched their comic line in a little over a year ago with ten interconnected titles set in the universe of the 1960s classic film Night of the Living Dead. The company innovated the use of Super Packs, containing ten issues of their ongoing comics for $19.99, and offered their single issue comics for $2.50. They also offered free digital reading on their website, and famously gave away more than 10,000 graphic novels at New York Comic Con earlier this month. Z-Men, one of Double Take’s ten ongoing series, was optioned for a movie adaptation with Lionsgate last October.
Last week, Bleeding Cool reported that Double Take planned to launch four new books in December, still set in the Night of the Living Dead universe, but expanding into other genres. Earlier in October, however, Bleeding Cool reported that Jemas was seeking an investor to buy Double Take from Take-Two for $1.2 million, a story which Jemas denied, saying, “Not even close.”
A representative from Double Take had no comment for Bleeding Cool when contacted about this story. More to come soon.