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India vies for "Weirdest country" crown

Hot on the heels of an announcement that Virgin Comics (yes, Richard Branson has decided he wants to play in another field) has secured Deepak Chopre, Nicolas Cage, John Woo, Guy Ritchie and some other interesting names as writers, and that they have signed a deal with Sci-Fi channel to develop new properties for Comics/TV/VG/Film. Much of their production is based in India, and it seems they have decided to jump the shark already.

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cri_saignant
May. 16th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Ha, omgz im gay. for a second i thought the article read "sacharin the master blaster" and then for a second more i thought..that would almost be a better idea now wouldnt it....

*rolls eyes in a juvenile fasion*
cobraclutch
May. 16th, 2007 07:29 am (UTC)
That doesn't really strike me as something I'd pick up. A guy putting himself in his own comic? As the main character? As a superhero? And it's not autobiographical? Sounds like his teenage power fantasies got the best of him as an adult.

As for Virgin Comics... I've picked up a few of their titles 'cause.... honestly, I dig Richard Branson. He's a nut. But the names behind the books don't really do anything. Example, Andy Diggle writes Guy Ritchie's book, and Garth Ennis writes John Woo's book. They do import a slew of new Indian and English talent, which is a good thing -- anything to boost the talent pool. But advertising a title as "JOHN WOO'S SATANFUCKER" and having Garth Ennis write it is dirty pool. Not that Ennis is BAD... just that bait and switch tactics tend to make me lose respect for an individual or business.
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