In the last few years we've seen a surge in the popularity of comic books. Between the cinematic universes, television adaptations and subsequent spinoffs, we're living in an age when comic book culture is hitting the mainstream in a big way. In addition to Marvel and DC, another noteworthy name in grade-A comic book adaptions is AMC.
From The Walking Dead to its upcoming Preacher, the network has had mass success in bringing comic book stories to life. Today, we learned that AMC will be teaming up with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman once again, after ordering a new docuseries titled Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books.
Heroes and Villains will examine some of the biggest and most crucial comic book characters, origin stories, events, and the creators who brought them to life over six hour-long episodes. According to AMC, the miniseries will also look into important subjects like race, gender and sexuality and their roles in comic book culture.
For Kirkman, Heroes and Villains will be another passion project that will allow him to discuss his great love of the subject. He told The Hollywood Reporter:
“At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost. I am a lover of the medium and the stories it enables people to tell. I’m excited to partner with AMC once again to bring the stories of some the most influential people in comics to a television audience.”
Kirkman will act as executive producer alongside David Alpert (The Walking Dead), and Skybound co-presidents Bryan and Sean Furst. From the most casual observer to the super-dedicated fan, I think we'll all be able to enjoy AMC's next venture into the history of comic books.
AMC's newest comic book adaptation Preacher will premiere on May 22.
Will you be tuning in for AMC's 'Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books'?
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)