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      CommentAuthoredkaye
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2008
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    Exterminators is can't be getting canceled! Fuck I just started getting into it. I picked up the trades and signed on for the monthly at my LCS. Same with Scalped and Army@love. I don't like the look of Vinyl Underground, but I am liking most Vertigo stuff at the moment. Young Liars is fucking ace! Also look out for Greatest Hits later this year you Si Spenser and Glen Fabry
    • CommentAuthorzoombini
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2008
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    Most of Vertigo right now is leaving me pretty cold. Army@Love just seemed too smug and full of itself - "ooh, look how commercial our society is!", Young Liars is a mess and Vinyl Underground seems to want to be the Invisibles and fails pretty badly. I have to admit Scalped is quite interesting, and I hope it sticks around for a while. (It goes without saying that Fables is one of the best books out there)
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      CommentAuthorAgitpunkt
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2008 edited
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    THE VINYL UNDERGROUND is canceled with Issue #12.


    Crap. I think there was a lot going on there. People were dismissing it as a poor man's Invisibles, but to me it was a kind of a next generation Constantine, in that a group of deeply flawed characters were plunging headlong into occult crimes and just getting lucky. They were solving cases by just being quick and ballsy, which to me could have lead to some really tragic mistakes down the road which would have made for some interesting reading.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2008
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    @ tonymoore

    well, i wasn't gonna spill the beans, but i guess someone elsewhere decided to.
    Sara Colleton who produced DEXTER is developing THE EXTERMINATORS for Showtime as well.


    Even though I am not for adaptations, this sounds like it has a chance of turning out really well. Is it going to be based on the story as we know it?

    I hope they retain the seedy look of the comic. That's one of the first things I liked about it. You only saw the underbelly of the city, the crappy neighbourhoods, the dirty streets and the dilapidated buildings.
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      CommentAuthortonymoore
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    i wish i had more news. From what i've heard, the initial plan is to get to know The Bug-Bee-Gone crew. Supposedly, it will deal largely with the characters and the flaws that make them tick, which knowing our boys would entail plenty of time on the job in LA's less-than-glamourous real world.

    Showtime's Bob Greenblatt was the exec producer on Six Feet Under, the series The Exterminators was compared to right out of the gate, and Sara Colleton's put together a pretty great series with Dexter, so i have no doubts that the series would be handled as deftly as possible.

    So for now, i'm just sitting back, trying not to get my hopes up too high, and crossing my fingers that everything goes through as planned.

    -T
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    Congrats, T! I was so happy to hear this news, just because I'm so glad you're so successful; you deserve it and more. I may have to go buy a TV so I can watch this stuff!
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      CommentAuthorRandy74
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    The Exterminators has been good since issue 1 and is a strong seller in my store as is Scalped and DMZ, sometimes its up to the shop to do, actually most of the time its up to the stores in the direct market to push books that are higher calibre, better quality stories, as a reatiler it pays you back with steady redership and ultimately increased trade sells in most cases as well, we try our best here to push books that might be a little off the radar, but might appeal to a wider audience, Black Summer is a great example of that, but Avatar, does a pretty good job promoting too, which helps.