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How involved should creators be when their work is adapted for a new medium? Can we cut it out with the hosts already and let award winners give the speeches they want to give? Those topics and your comments all on this episode!

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Image ComicsMovies

The comic may have just debuted three days ago, but the film rights to Scott Synder and Jock’s Image Comic series Wytches have been bought up by New Regency with Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B to produce.

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Alterna ComicsMovies

Alterna’s graphic novel The Chair is in the process of being adapted for the silver screen and we give you the run down of all we know as of today, including casting news that was just announced.

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As 2010 comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back at the comic book movie adaptations that hit theaters and see how they fared.

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IDW Publishing

Press Release Acclaimed novelist/filmmaker/painter Clive Barker is teaming up with IDW to make his return to comic books in October with Clive Barker’s Seduth. This especially horrific comic is presented with vivid 3-D effects, as Barker is joined by the Eisner-nominated art team of Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos (Locke & Key), along with co-writer Chris Monfette and 3-D art expert Ray Zone.

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Major Spoilers

This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew welcomes Dr. Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comic Studies to talk about adaptations in all their forms.  From Watchmen to Classics Illustrated and even adaptations from film to comics, what works and what doesn’t, is up for grabs during the show. As always,  the Major Spoilers Podcast is nothing without comments from great readers and listeners like you.  You can use the comment section below, drop us a voice mail by calling (785) 727-1939, or record your comments and send it as an MP3 file in an

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Graphic ClassicsPress Release

Press Release Eureka Productions is pleased to announce the publication of GRAPHIC CLASSICS: OSCAR WILDE, the sixteenth volume in the GRAPHIC CLASSICS series of comics adaptations of great literature. GRAPHIC CLASSICS: OSCAR WILDE features “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, Wilde’s tale of narcissism and horror, adapted for comics by Alex Burrows and illustrated by Lisa K. Weber. Plus the comic satire “The Canterville Ghost” by Antonella Caputo and Nick Miller, “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” by Rich Rainey and Rich Tommaso, and an adaptation of Wilde’s exotic Biblical play “Salome”, illustrated by Molly Kiely. GRAPHIC CLASSICS are available in bookstores, comics

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This week on the Major Spoiler Podcast, we discussed comic book themed courses at various universities, and the books being used in them.  A new book by Thomas J. McLean looks like it could be a great text to add to future comic to film adaptation courses. Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen is the definitive unauthorized study of the popular movie saga, including: • The history of X-Men comic books; • Previous adaptations, including early cartoon appearances, the successful 1990s animated series, and initial attempts to bring the mutants to the big screen; • The development

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Virgin Comics has announced it has formed a collaboration with Grant Morrison on MBX  a new intellectual property and animation franchise based on India’s iconic myth The Mahabharata. Morrison’s re-imagining of the epic tale of two families at war and the fate of the universe that hangs in the balance features an ancient world fused with incredible technology and super beings.  At San Diego Comic-Con 2008, animation for the project will get its first public look.

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Alan MooreMoviesTelevision

Entertainment Weekly has an interesting interview with Alan Moore on comics and motion media. Do you think that any good can come of comics movies? I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that’s sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless. We all know that Alan Moore has never been a fan of his work being translated into motion picture or television form.  I just thought this was a good summation of his overall argument.

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Archie ComicsMovies

I love the art style of Arcana Comics’ Clockwork Girl, and the story is very good too. Clockwork Girl tells the tale of a nameless robot girl who has recently been given the gift of life from her creator. While she explores the wonders of an ordinary world she meets an amazing mutant boy and they share a friendship that must overcome their warring families. Created by Sean O’Reilly and Kevin Hanna, the series was the first release from Arcana’s all ages division, Arcana Kids. Debuting in July 2007 the book received critical acclaim for its astounding artwork and timeless

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GamingMovies

While I’m sure there are those of you who would just love to play Gears of War on a huge movie theater screen – or at least something larger than your 42-inch television, New Line has announced it is in production for a live action version of the game that will appear in a local theater near you. Set on the planet Sera, the game thrusts players into a battle for survival between humans and a race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet known as the Locust Horde. Players assume identities of soldiers on Delta Squad

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