Big news is coming out of Wonder Con, as comic publishing company Boom Studios and Fox Atomic announced that they have formed a co-publishing agreement to produce comics based on Fox Atomic film properties. Fox Atomic editor-in-chief R. Eric Lieb spoke to MTV about the deal.
"We'll be doing a number of established properties that people will be instantly familiar with and some older properties that might need a brand new coat of paint," Lieb said. The agreement will take the Fox Atomic Comics publishing arm, previously responsible for creating graphic novels based on their films, and transform it into a Boom Studios imprint.
Under the new agreement, comics are planned to initially be released as standard, single-issue books first, and then as graphic novels later. This is a change from Fox Atomic Comic's previous projects, where the books were released initially as graphic novels.
Neither company has announced any upcoming titles resulting from the deal yet, although it is expected that announcements will be made throughout the 2009 convention season. At present, none of the planned series are intended to spawn films of their own, but Lieb isn't closed to the possibility.
"Could there be a movie down the line? Sure," said Lieb. "We're a movie studio first and foremost, but you need to have cool comics before you can even consider that."