In the comic book industry, writers are a dime a dozen. Everyone and their dog has a script that’s sure to toss the industry on its ear. But who are the writers that are actually doing it? Who’s making a splash big enough to make waves and who is making more subtle moves that might go unnoticed? We all know the big names in the big companies. We always hear about the Bendises (Is that the correct plural of ‘Bendis’? Bendisies? Bendi?) and the Snyders, but who should you be following that doesn’t get their names plastered all over the comic store? Who are the movers and shakers that aren’t getting their names shouted across social media? This list is here to help.
NBC has not had a good track record when it’s come to super hero shows. Remember the wasted opportunity that was Heroes? Or how about The Cape, which was the exact type of show the superhero genre didn’t need. Then, when they did eventually get a superhero show right, and manage to create a fanbase with something like Constantine… they went and cancelled it. Tsk…tsk. Whoever at NBC is in charge of making creative decisions (we can only assume it’s a Dr. Claw type character sitting in an overly sized chair stroking a cat) clearly doesn’t know a thing about the comic book / superhero genre. But to their credit, their aiming for a change-un’.
Coming in February, NBC will premier Powerless, the first situation comedy series set around the DC Universe. Moving on from there, NBC is jumping from one comic-verse to another. From DC to Top Cow Comics, with a reboot of Witchblade, the comic-book series that already inspired a short-lived TNT drama. (more…)