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comic book writers in TV, etc...

just curious what people think of comic book writers branching off into different media. i know some must have STARTED in other media, but anyone have any particular favourite episodes or books or games written by famous comic book artists? i'll start i guess--i LOVE gaiman novels, especially american gods and the ocean at the end of the lane.

brain vaughan has done LOST on TV. fraction has done episodes of one of my faves tv shows--da vinci's demons.

any movies or media outside comics that you thought were well done by comic writers?


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Gaiman has also done a couple episodes of Doctor Who. One to acclaim. The other to...not acclaim. And he's done a couple movie screenplays. If memory serves, one for Beowulf (tepid reviews) and one for his own adaptation of Stardust (well received). There really isn't much he HASN'T dipped his hand into.

Not many others coming to mind atm. I'm sure I'll think of more.


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I've read a shitton of Dan Abnett's Warhammer 40k novels.


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Ben Edlund the creator of The Tick has been producing, writing on various shows.


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Gaiman has also done a couple episodes of Doctor Who. One to acclaim. The other to...not acclaim. And he's done a couple movie screenplays. If memory serves, one for Beowulf (tepid reviews) and one for his own adaptation of Stardust (well received). There really isn't much he HASN'T dipped his hand into.

Not many others coming to mind atm. I'm sure I'll think of more.


yeah, he's done some poetry as well, that i kind of dig. neverwhere--the screen adaptation was....sorta cool. i DID like stardust quite a bit--both the movie and the book. he even did a kids picture book--wolves in the walls. quite cool and a nice mentor text that i have used the last couple years in my classroom.

did anyone like alan moore's league of extraordinary gentlemen? movie or books? moore kinda went all suck-ass when the film got some negative reviews, but i actually quite enjoyed it....


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I forgot about Gaiman's Mirrormask. I suppose I'm a bit too steeped in Hero's Journey-style literary background, so I can't call it structurally inventive. It's almost a "paint by numbers" hero journey in terms of plot. That's not always a bad thing; just something I noticed. But it was a cool movie with some bizarre, creative visuals and ideas. Fans of Gaiman will feel right at home with it. It got mostly average reviews for similar reasons: lacking in plot, but visually masterful.

I disliked the League of Extraordinary Men movie. Only a few saving graces among a mostly mediocre film. I hear they want to remake it. Never read the comic, ironically. I might sometime.


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did anyone like alan moore's league of extraordinary gentlemen? movie or books? moore kinda went all suck-ass when the film got some negative reviews, but i actually quite enjoyed it....
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I disliked the League of Extraordinary Men movie. Only a few saving graces among a mostly mediocre film. I hear they want to remake it. Never read the comic, ironically. I might sometime.
I also sort of enjoyed the LXG movie despite it's many, many flaws. I believe both Alan Moore and Sean Connery disliked the final product - I think it's one of the things that made Connery finally decide to retire from making movies.

I don't think Alan Moore had anything to do with writing the movie so I'm not surprised he didn't like it. They are totally different takes on the broad concept, done in very different styles, with completely different plots and characterizations. But the comic is also quite a good read, at least the first two volumes. After that I didn't like the direction it took. It's a bit weird though and not to everyone's liking.

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i started to read v1 and never quite got around to finishing it. i had seen the movie first and so, was...taken a bit aback by the series. i'll likely finish reading it at some point this summer.

anyway, another writer crossing over (or should i say returning to tv) is christos gage--he of spider island fame. he'll be doing some writing for daredevil on netflix. i was a HUGE fan of that show in the first season. season 2 sounds like it will be even better...


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Re: comic book writers in TV, etc...

John Rogers of Blue Beetle and a great D&D comic at IDW, also co-created Jackie Chan Adventures, did the unaired (but net-circulated) pilot for Global Frequency, and most famously created and executive produced Leverage


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thumb up will check some of that out.


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