DC Comics On The ‘Fringe’
According to USA Today, DC Comics is going to break its long-standing tradition and actually commit to a new series based on a teevee show before it goes on the air.
J.J. Abrams, instigator of the series Alias and Lost and director of the upcoming Star Trek: The Next Damn Movie, has a new show going up on the Fox Network called Fringe, which is supposed to be in the X-Files vein. The show debuts August 27th; DC’s book – which reportedly is without writer or artist — is supposed to ship the first issue August 13th. We’re not taking bets on that.
Fringe stars Charlotte Rampling (Zardoz), Mark Valley (Boston Legal), Blair Brown (Altered States) and a bunch of others. Abrams’ writing posse of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who huddled over Mission Impossible 3 and the aforementioned Alias and Star Trek: The Next Remake, have hooked up for the new series.
Maybe they’ll knock out the comic book while they’re at it.