Comic book superheroes have found new life on TV, a trend that continues and likely will outlive us all. Beyond lighting up the movie box office, superheroes on TV allow a longer, richer connection with fans. Producers and network executives consider fan bickering pleasant background noise. At least it stirs conversation.
Five comic book favorites — Gotham, Constantine, The Flash, iZombie and Agent Carter — are scheduled to hit the small screen via the networks this fall, joining another two already on-air. The current surge, part of Warner Bros. and Disney’s efforts to mine popular properties, comes amid the success of comic-book characters in movies and the mighty ratings performance of AMC’s graphic-novel-based The Walking Dead.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – After chewing up television with its wildly popular Shark Week, Discovery Communications aims to snatch an even bigger bite for its popular franchise: comic books. The parent company of Discovery Channel and Animal Planet hopes to make a big splash when it releases its first comic book, “Top 10 Deadliest Sharks.” The […]