Comic-Con Is Forum for Dealmaking

There was lots of news coming out of last week’s Comic-Con. Actor-director Ed Burns is creating a new series of comic books with Virgin Comics titled Dock Walloper. The series debuts in comic shops and online comic retailers in November with the complete 144-page book due in May 2008 at all major book sellers.  A new site, DockWalloper.com will host additional information, previews and pre-orders of the comic art and books. The comic series will be written by Burns, along with comic book legend Jimmy Palmiotti. Cover and interior art for the series will be created by Virgin Comics’ in-house illustration studio.

In other news, Exodus Film Group signed a comic book deal with IDW Publishing for Exodus’s CG-animated feature film Igor due Oct. 24, 2008. The publishing program will include a series of full-color prequel titles leading up to another series of books taking fans through the film and beyond. These will be followed by a full-color paperback, collecting each miniseries.

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