John Layman and John McRea Bring ‘Mars Attacks’ To IDW

IDW Publishing and Topps announced that they would be bringing cult-hit Mars Attacks to the publishing company as an ongoing comic book series with writer John Layman and artist John McRea in tow.

Starting in June 2012, IDW Publishing will be breathing new life in the Mars Attacks series, which started as a 1962 trading card series from Topps. A new universe full of insane action, dark humor and of course, science fiction.

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Showtime Gets Hungry For Adaptation Of Comic Book ‘Chew’

Showtime has picked up a script for a half-hour cop show based on a comic book series titled Chew.

The comic book series follows a Federal agent named Tony Chu that can get psychic images from the things that he eats. He gets assigned to the most bizarre crimes and he has to eat his way through the investigation. The comic, created by John Layman and Rob Guillory and published by Image Comics, is darkly funny and completely unique compared to the horde of tights and fights books on store shelves. Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer (Eureka) wrote the Chew script that will now be further revised by Showtime for their network.

A story like Chew is perfect for a cable network, at a minimum AMC, and at best HBO or Showtime, so it’s exciting that the network that gave us Dexter will develop the project.

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