Wednesday, October 31, 2007

THE LOSERS Screenwriter Pens SPIDER-MAN 4


Jamie Vanderbilt - who wrote ZODIAC for David Fincher, as well as reworking Peter Berg's screenplay adaptation of THE LOSERS - has been hired to write SPIDER-MAN 4. Jamie is Good People, and I can't wait to see what he does with it.

THE LOSERS movie, meanwhile, has ground to a halt 'til everyone finds out whether the Writers' Guild is actually going to strike. If it does, the Teamsters are going out in sympathy and there's some chance the Actor's Guild might follow suit. No-one in Hollywood's making any plans past next June - which means if you haven't already got a cast and director locked down, it's development hell time.

And speaking of directors, Tim "FANTASTIC FOUR" Story is now off THE LOSERS. Having recently seen THE KINGDOM, I'm more convinced than ever that Peter Berg would have been the perfect man for the job, but his schedule is looking awfully busy these days...

Details at /Film.

EDITED TO ADD: Jamie says he's also punching up the screenplay for WOLVERINE, and they're homing in on a very cool new director for THE LOSERS. Don't wanna jinx it, but keep yer fingers crossed and watch this space!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

HELLBLAZER: JOYRIDE TPB Solicitation

I'm now eight issues into my HELLBLAZER run, which has been named Book of the Month by both SFX magazine and Wizard.

Vertigo are now collecting those first eight issues into a 192-page trade paperback entitled HELLBLAZER: JOYRIDE, hitting the shelves in February. Spread the word.


Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo

In this volume collecting HELLBLAZER #230-237 by fan-favorite writer Andy Diggle, Constantine discovers that there is a supernatural cause for the violence, crime and drug abuse of South London's Hunger Hill housing estate, and he must bring this cycle of misery and violence to an end... at any cost.

Vertigo | 192pg. | Color | Softcover | $14.99 US | Mature Readers

On Sale February 27, 2008

HELLBLAZER 240 Solicitation


Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Glenn Fabry

Vertigo's flagship title reaches its 20th anniversary issue with "The Laughing Magician," Part 1 of 3! The streetwise, chain-smoking con-magician John Constantine finds himself in receipt of a most perplexing birthday gift: a memory wrapped up in a warning. As Constantine tries to figure out what it means, the brutal African war-mage known as Mako hits London - and he's taking no prisoners...

Vertigo | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers

On Sale January 23, 2008

Monday, October 08, 2007

HELLBLAZER # 239 Solicitation


Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Glenn Fabry

A rag-tag band of refugees struggle to make the perilous journey from war-torn Sudan to the UK. They know not all of them will live to see their final destination, but they are willing to make any sacrifice to ensure their precious cargo reaches the hands of the blond-haired man known only from a dream: the Laughing Magician...

Vertigo | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers
On Sale December 19, 2007


Glenn Fabry back on HELLBLAZER covers! WOO HOO!