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Hopes for John Layman and Rob Guillory's Image Comics series about banned chicken and food-based powers, Chew, coming to Showtime as a live-action series were dashed back in February, but at least one screen adaptation is definitely happening, and it'll be animated.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quality Transmedia, the company of producer Jeff Krelitz, snatched up Chew when Showtime opted not to pursue a series beyond the pilot stage. Krelitz is planning to take Chew on a similar route to the one he took with Image series Peter Panzerfaust, which he first adapted into a motion comic before it was picked up by BBC Worldwide for TV development.
Like some lucky readers out there, I got a Kindle Fire for the holidays. It was a complete surprise, especially considering that I didn't ask for one, and didn't even really want one. Despite all the good news I'd heard about the Comixology app, my tactile orientation made it hard for me to get along with the idea of digital comics, but being so poor I only bought maybe a dozen comics last year has changed my opinion. Discounted
Image Comics' fan-favorite series Chew is the latest indie comic to get the TV treatment. Showtime has acquired a pilot script for a half-hour comedy based on the deeply idiosyncratic cop story about a man who gets psychic impressions from the things (and people) he eats. Created by John Layman and Rob Guillory,
Upcoming: As a reader it takes a lot to get me excited about a variant cover. Chew's scratch n' sniff gimmick for an SDCC issue seems like the sort of thing worth standing in a line for... if it indeed smells like Buffalo wings.
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Yesterday's Image Comics Show panel at Comic-Con provided fans with some nice bits of news about upcoming projects from the publisher, as well the announcement that TV and comics writer Marc Guggenheim has formed Collider Entertainment, which will aim to bring some of Hollywood's best creators into making comics. Guggenheim said
Television may finally eclipse the Internet as the most prominent locale to catch people consuming reprehensible, unhealthy or disgusting items. John Layman and Rob Rob Guillory's "Chew," has finally been optioned for a television series
ComicsAlliance reviews the biggest, best, and most interesting comics that hit the shelves this week. SPOILERS FOLLOW.
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