Long revered as THE Comic Book Industry Power Couple, Kelly Sue DeConnick and husband Matt Fraction are setting the stage to expand their media empire. They have just signed a two-year deal with Universal TV to adapt their comics and develop original series concepts for television.
First up is SEX CRIMINALS, which is only one of the most original, funny and engaging comic books to have come on the scene. Utterly European in its playful treatment of sex, SEX CRIMINALS is a sci-fi love story between a man and a woman with a very unique orgasm talent wrapped up in a caper comic. Can BITCH PLANET and PRETTY DEADLY be far behind? The announcement also indicated that DeConnick and Fraction's Milkfed Criminal Masterminds production company aims to be a launchpad for developing other creators' comic titles into television series.
Is there any other way to describe this than as a gamechanger? Comic book fans have known for years that the stories we read were expansive, compelling and utterly original. The population at large doesn't seem to see the value in a story unless it is eventually put on a screen with live actors. Thus, the world collide. Will this elevate the comics game? Because the television landscape is surely going to get a lot more interesting. THE WALKING DEAD paved the way for this. This is what creator-owned comics hath wrought. But will the comics gatekeepers beat their drums of discontent and lament the "decline of the genre"? Well, yes, of course they will because that is what geeks do.
But what do YOU think?