Guggenheim’s Nowhere Man is somewhere again, three years later

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The week before a big movie release is the traditional time for announcements of new projects for those involved; it’s a magical time when the entertainment world’s attention is turned to you, but before possible tankage or bad news, when there’s a world of opportunity for those with vision.

Thus it is that Deadline today announced that GREEN LANTERN writer Marc Guggenheim was launching his comics series NOWHERE MAN:

Liquid reemerges with graphic novel slate

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TweetYou remember Virgin Comics — a celebrity-driven line of periodicals and GNs by such folks as Nicolas Cage, Jenna Jameson, Dave Stewart, and so on? When Virgin broke up a while ago it morphed into Liquid Comics, a smaller company run by Virgin’s principals with similar development goals. Liquid was announced in Sept. 2008 and […]

Shatner + Palin + Beatnik jazz poetry + Twitter

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Tweet If this is dumb, I don’t want to be smart.

News on Liquid flows

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TweetThe Hollywood Reporter has more on the launch of Liquid Comics, formed when Virgin Comics’ Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman bought out the assets of the company. As previously expected, Liquid will continue to develop digital content, films, animation and gaming projects based on its original characters and stories. Director Shekhar Kapur will […]

Virgin goes Liquid

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Tweet Virgin Comics is no more…but Liquid has risen in its place. Virgin’s management team has completed a buyout of Virgin’s assets that they have renamed Liquid Comics. The new entity will have an emphasis on digital content. Developing. Liquid Comics has completed the management buyout of Virgin Comics led by the founding management team […]

Whither GAMEKEEPER?

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Tweet Ron Chan of Periscope Studio posts his artwork for a once-upcoming issue of Virgin’s GAMEKEEPER. Related: Snark from Steven Grant: As I’ve mentioned before they’re not the first company predicated on titles created by “stars” with the grunt work performed by work-for-hire comics talent, with the goal of generating mass media franchises from the […]

Requiem for a Virgin

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TweetLooking at my calendar for today, there was a single item, planned about a month ago: 12:00 — Lunch with Virgin Comics The meeting had already been postponed once — it was a planned confab between Publishers Weekly’s team with Virgin’s people to talk about upcoming projects and how we could “work together.” Pretty standard […]

Virgin: That’s all she wrote

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TweetSomewhere, Nicolas Cage is crying. Calvin Reid at PW gets the tale of the tape: Although calls to Virgin Comics CEO and cofounder Sharad Devarajan (who is also president of Gotham Entertainment) have not been returned, sources confirm that the venture has been closed and that a statement will likely be issued soon. The closing […]

On the road again

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Tweet We’re in transit back to civilization today. Full posting resumes tomorrow. We’ll have more coverage of the Virgin Comics realignment soonish. Three former Virgin freelancers confirmed the company’s publishing shut down in our own comments thread, but elsewhere on the Web, the response seems to be a resounding “So?”…it looks like Virgin never really […]

Virgin Comics: changes ahead

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TweetRumors about Virgin Comics are flying fast and furious this weekend. Sources are telling me that the comics publishing is getting drastically reduced or eliminated and most of the New York staff has been let go…however, official announcements or confirmation have not yet come. Virgin Comics launched in 2006, funded by billionaire mogul Richard Branson, […]

Morrison’s demon days

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TweetVintage Grant Morrison in an interview with A. David Lewis at PWCW: GM: Yeah! Because it’s the obvious, isn’t it? Again, this isn’t a mystical concept, because I’m not a mystical person sometimes. I got into magic to see if it was real. If someone says, “Ok, a demon will appear if you do this […]

SD08: Virgin

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TweetVirgin is having portfolio reviews, exclusives and lots and lots of Grant Morrison, plus a contest to get drawn into Hugh Jackman’s comic NOWHERE MAN: Kicking off the Con on Thursday morning (July 24) is our first panel, Stan Lee and Grant Morrison talk Virgin Comics, at 10:45-11:45am in Ballroom 20. Two of the most […]

We cannot hope to stop Stan Lee; we can only hope to contain him

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TweetIn a week in which he announced a new superhero, announced a new manga deal and was awarded the first ever New York Comics Legend Award, Stan Lee just had to ramp it up a notch with news of a new line of superhero comics from Virgin: “It will be a team of 10 heroes […]

NYCC: Virgin Comics — #1415

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TweetDan Dare, Jenna Jameson, and Grant Morrison – Can you imagine the buddy pic? Morrison teams up with Virginonce more to announce an animation project with the company. More details in the jump. Here’s a taste of how you can experience Virgin Comics first-hand at the Con. Be sure to check out our various panels […]

Jackman and Guggenheim are Virginized

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TweetNow here is the interview we have been waiting for! Hugh Jackman and Marc Guggenheim are teaming up on the latest Virgin Comics panel-to-screen project, Nowhere Man. Is it about a guy who doesn’t have a point of view and knows not where he’s going to? Not really, but he may be just a bit […]

Tis the Season

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Tweet Here at Stately Beat Manor we’ve been getting many holiday cards, both physical and electronic, and each and every one brightens our mailbox with tidings of joy. By far the most unusual, however, was the Virgin Comics holiday card, above. At first we thought “Kaliiiiiiiiii!” but’s it’s actually a character from VOODOO CHILD by […]