Sunday, June 21, 2009

Katz's 'American Original' Announces First Titles

When American Original was launched by Jeff Katz earlier this year, everyone was talking about the innovative structure of the new comic-driven multi-media company, but there was no indication of what comics American Original would publish.

With his announcements at Wizard World Philadelphia, Katz has now added some actual titles for comic book fans to sink their teeth into, including everything from a genre action story by Brian Lynch and Gary Whitta, to a comedy anthology with work by Scott Aukerman of Mr. Show.

As Newsarama discussed with the former Booster Gold writer and film executive in May, American Original will publish as many as 10 comics this year, with the goal of adapting them as films, TV shows, web series or video games. The company inked a deal with Top Cow Productions to publish their comics, while American Original retains the license but gives the first-dollar gross to the creators after cash break-even.


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