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Developing Three Comic Book Titles Into TV-Movies!!

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The Cartoon Network is developing three comic book titles into TV-movies.

“Firebreather,” an Image title from creator Phil Hester (“Green Arrow”), is about a son of divorced parents who share custody – a soccer mom who wants him to pursue college and a 300-foot dragon that wants him to conquer Earth.

“Mice Templar,” an Image title from Mike Avond Oeming (“Thor: Blood Oath”) and Bryan Glass, deals with a young mouse who becomes a mystical warrior to rescue his family from rat slave-masters.

“The Vanishers,” an IDW title from author Chuck Dixon (“Batman”), is about a fifth-grader who travels back to medieval England to save his friends. “Vanishers” will be live action; the others are envisioned as computer-animated. Read all of TV Week’s story on the matter here.

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  • July 24, 2008, 1:40 a.m. CST

    ... First?

    by Spymunk

    I can't wait - check these titles out if you haven't read them! Thanks for the update, Herc!

  • July 24, 2008, 1:58 a.m. CST

    No Wormwood, The Boys or Preacher then ?

    by dj_bollocks

    I'd watch that !

  • July 24, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Mice Templar aka The Knights Who Say Nimh

    by Iron-kong

    C'mon. That was witty.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Firebreather has potential..

    by wowsah156

    but the other two dont stand out has different enough or groundbreaking enough.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Wormwood, The Boys and Preacher

    by ironic_name

    suck massive balls.

  • July 24, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST

    firebreather aint bad...never read the others

    by bacci40

    and the boys is already optioned for the big screen

  • July 24, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST

    where is Larry Clark's POWER PACK

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    and no, that's not a joke. That project was/is in the works.

  • July 24, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    The 8 and under crowd will be thrilled.

    by Yeti

    No doubt.

  • July 24, 2008, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Bring back more Justice League...

    by Judge Briggs

    Brilliant cartoon! With Conroy, of course!

  • July 24, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    I was excited until I heard they will be computer...

    by rbatty024

    animated. Give me traditional animation.

  • July 24, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Justice League

    by palewook

    would be the best choice. Anything else, just says "F You" to the audience.

  • July 24, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Whoopee (note sarcasm)

    by Geekhaterssuck

    Of all the comic properties out there this is the best the could come up with? How about Batman and The Outsiders? If you don't want to pay to use the Batman character have them led by Nightwing like they were in the comics for a time. Whatever happened to the Buffy cartoon? Hell if you can't do Buffy do Fray. Point is there are a million better ideas than this.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Good for TV

    by Hedgehog000

    I think Fables would make a very good TV series that could even be live action.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Of course Americans in Medieval OR Modern England...

    by EriamJH

    ...we must send you limeys some dentists!!!

  • July 24, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Mice Templar...Fuck that

    by BYOBkenobi

    Just make a CGI Mouse Guard and do it as real as you can. Fuck, I'd settle for a Milo & Otis sequel at this point...

  • July 24, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    In related news...

    by GaiustheBrave

    who gives a fuck?

  • July 24, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    mice templar

    by JDOSIRIS2

    im digging this book. i like oemings art. story, while derivative of (pick your influence) is pretty cool. they should definitely use his art as a guideline.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    re: Bring back more Justice League...

    by JDOSIRIS2

    I second this. Bring this back. I have like 20 on my DVR. OR they should at least show more than the last 2 seasons.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by SpyGuy

    Well, thanks for wasting my time, Cartoon Network. Oh, and thanks so much for all these wonderful live-action shows and movies on a frickin' CARTOON NETWORK. Somebody should really start up a Live-Action Network one of these days so I can watch some cartoons on it.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    In actual Cool News, new AFRO SAMURAI movie in January

    by SpyGuy

    Loved the original mini-series despite the flat ending, so I'm looking forward to sitting down with a nice glass of lemonade and watching this.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    More Justice League is a MUST

    by Cletus Van Damme

    I watch reruns nightly on Boomerang/Cartoon Network or whatever the hell.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Firebreather looks worth watching.

    by fiester

    I will pass on the other two.

  • July 24, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    suck, sucker, suckest.

    by jimmy rabbitte

    maybe I'm just getting old...

  • July 24, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Justics League

    by darthwaz1

    I have them all on dvd, that is the best cartoon series ever, DC done right! those shows make me realize how much Dark Knight sucked!

  • July 24, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    IceWind Dale

    by Drizzt_DoUrden

    I really hope somewhere, somone is considering making IceWind Dale into a cartoon. It must happen...

  • July 24, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by Geekgasm

    Three comics nobody reads. Terrific.

  • July 24, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Mouse Guard is better.

    by Baked

    For reals.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Hey, SpyGuy ...

    by Spymunk

    No PLANETARY ... they shoul do PLANET TERRY!

  • July 24, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Mice Templar sounds like Redwall

    by Silverhour

    They did an animated series based on Brian Jacques' Redwall novels. It was fairly faithful to the books, and the animation was decent. The stories were cleaned up and less violent than the books, though. Never heard of Mice Templar, but the plot sounds like Redwall.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    o man Brunomac

    by Rufferto

    I don't even know why i bother commenting here at all since you said everything I wanted to.