NBCUniversal decided that it’s time for them to start creating comics, and I’m surprised it took them this long. Universal Content Productions will be creating a division called UCP Graphic, and they got Grant Morrison to create their first comic book series!
Here’s info from Variety about the comic series:
The first effort from UCP Graphic will be an original comic-book series, “Proctor Valley Road,” from Alex Child and veteran comics and TV writer Grant Morrison (pictured), who will co-write the first five issues. Boom! Studios will publish the series, which tells the story of a group of teenage girls suspected in the disappearance of several teen boys in a 1964 California beach town.
Here’s what Dawn Olmstead, UCP studio president, said why they’re doing this:
Similar to our strategy with launching UCP Audio, we want to offer storytellers the opportunity to create for multiple content platforms including graphic novels. Our goal is for UCP to be a home for great storytelling, no matter the medium
This is exciting! Who knows what kind of comics the company will be putting out. This will also be great to see a lot of new talented writers and artists. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for this.
Checkout my video about the New Mutants panel happening at Comic Con At Home: