Legendary Pictures Announces New Comics Line, Bob Schreck Hired As Editor-In-Chief

Legendary PicturesLegendary Pictures, the studio responsible for recent films such as "Clash of the Titans," "The Dark Knight," "300" and "The Hangover," is diving into the paneled page for its next major endeavor.

In a press release, the company announced the formation of Legendary Comics with acclaimed comic book editor Bob Schreck joining the fold as Editor-in-Chief. Schreck, most recently of IDW Publishing, will oversee the publisher's intention to "publish four to six graphic novels a year for both digital and traditional print distribution."

The first project is planned to land in the first half of 2011.

“Bob is an iconic editor and one of most highly-regarded curators and editors of comic culture in our industry. He is the perfect leader with the right balance of passion and editorial skills to spearhead Legendary Comics,” said Thomas Tull, the chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures. “Legendary Comics is committed to being a new home for groundbreaking artists and the characters and stories they create, in an art form we love.”

“Thomas and the Legendary team have a proven track record of cultivating talent and delivering unparalleled entertainment experiences, and I am looking forward to building Legendary Comics into a world-class label for the best writers and artists we know,” said Schreck. “We have a real opportunity to deliver hard-hitting characters and exciting, innovative storylines to comic book aficionados. We are in the fortunate position of already having major support from the community and collaborations lined up with world-class creators.”

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