'Geeks Have Won': Hollywood Gaga Over Comics
Big screen adaptations bring fame to writers
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2009 3:03 PM CST
"Iron Man" was one of the films last summer that helped comic books skyrocket to popularity.   (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

(Newser) – Comic books—trendy? All of a sudden they are, the Los Angeles Times reports. “The geeks have won,” says Ed Brubaker, one of the many comic-book creators who now finds himself a celebrity. Brubaker’s Angel of Death premieres online today as a live-action series, but he’s not the only one signing autographs—the popularity of films like The Dark Knight pushed comics into the mainstream.

“Comic book writers have a lot to offer right now,” says a Sony VP who helped get Brubaker’s assassin-with-a-conscience story to Crackle, Sony’s online video hub. Last summer, which saw such huge successes as Iron Man hit the big screen, brought film producers knocking on the doors of even more comic book scribes. “I am shocked again and again,” says the artist of soon-to-be-released Watchmen. “I never expected this.”

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Mar 3, 2009 4:47 AM CST
That isn't what Collusive said.
Mar 2, 2009 3:45 AM CST
Comics are cool, again. They're back in style. I'm waiting for parachute pants to come back in vogue (not). Too bad comics are way more expensive than when I was a kid. Collusive is right. Adults buy their comics online or at auction.
Mar 2, 2009 3:06 AM CST
wow, whoever wrote this should be fired. comic books aren't "cool," people just enjoy action movies with super heroes. trust me, the only people above thirteen that you'll find at a comic book store are only seeing vaginas that were animated in japan.