NBC’s Grimm To Be Comic From Dynamite

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grimm 300x300 NBCs Grimm To Be Comic From DynamiteThe ink is barely dry on the contract, but Dynamite has reached an agreement with NBC Universal to make Grimm a comic.  

Not much more to report, as this was finalized very recently.

Official PR Announcement:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES GRIMM LICENSE – THE HIT SERIES FROM NBC!

GRIMM COMIC BOOKS WILL HIT STORES IN 2013!

October 11th, 2012, Mt. Laurel, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Grimm comic books and graphic novels, set in the world of the acclaimed NBC series, will hit stores in 2013! The Grimm comic books and graphic novels are licensed through NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.

In Grimm, Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau learns he is descended from a line of “guardians” known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures called “Wesen.” Throughout the episodes, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous creatures, with help from his friend Monroe (who is a reformed creature), and his partner Detective Hank Griffin.

“The opportunity to delve even deeper into the Grimm universe is an exciting prospect.  One we hope fans of the show and comic books in general will equally enjoy.” said Executive Producers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. “The medium will allow the story to go places we never could within the constraints of a television production. It’s pretty cool.”

 “Grimm’s blend of humor and horror make it an ideal series to work on with our longtime partners at Dynamite, who have a knack for this kind of storytelling.” said Chris Lucero, Director of Licensing for NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.  “We look forward to exploring the series’ deep mythology; telling exciting tales that will broaden the Grimm universe for fans, everywhere.”

“Grimm is one of the hottest new genre shows on TV.  We had asked NBC numerous times since Season One about licensing this great TV show as a Dynamite comic.  They weren’t ready to license in the first year, as they were still building the mythology.  The second they opened up the license for proposals we offered an aggressive creative, financial, and marketing plan.  Fans of the TV show will enjoy what we have in store and how the comics will complement the TV series.” – states Dynamite President Nick Barrucci

“Grimm” launched its second season on Monday, August 13, and generated a 2.0 rating and 5.6 million viewers overall, with the second-highest 18-49 rating ever for “Grimm” and the show’s biggest overall audience since January 20.  Then “Grimm” returned to its regular Friday time period on September 28 and captured a 1.6 rating and 5.3 million viewers overall – the show’s biggest overall audience on a Friday since January 20.

Look for more information regarding Dynamite’s Grimm comic book soon!

Comments

  1. I always wondered why, when ABC cancelled V: the series, a comic company didn’t snatch that up for a continuing ongoing, in the same manner as Buffy, Angel, etc.

    I know DC had a series a zillion years ago, but this could have been one of those Buffy things where they do “V: Season Three” in comic form.

  2. MBunge says:

    You know, it’s not a big thing but I have to wonder how much of an impact i’s had on the size and health of the comic audience that Marvel and DC have almost totally given up on these kind of licensed books. There are several million people who watch GRIMM every week and you only need a tiny fraction of those viewers to make a successful comic. On the one hand, it’s great that smaller publishers can get a foothold in the marketplace with existing properties, but the reach and promotional power of the Big 2 would stand a much better chance of bringing new people to comics.

    CONAN was big for Marvel in the 70s. G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS were huge for Marvel in the 80s. DC had a fairly good run with STAR TREK and a history of long-running titles featuring Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis. The decision that such licensed properties no longer fit the Big 2’s business model is, I suspect, a minor factor in the overall stagnation and decline of comic readership.

    Mike

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