'Supernatural' Creator Pens 'Amped' Comic and TV Show
Quite a few comics projects have been snapped up for TV and movie adaptation within just a few issues of publication, but this may be the first case of a TV version of a comic being announced when the comic is announced. Variety broke the news this week that Supernatural creator Eric Kripke will team with cover artist Brian Bolland and interior artist John Higgins this fall for a new six-issue Vertigo miniseries called Amped. It puts a bit of a new spin on the "real-life" superhero story, which has become something of a genre unto itself in the past 10 years or so. Kripke will serve as executive producer and writer on the TV series, which will air on USA Network.