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Comics, film and television writer Marc Guggenheim has partnered with producer Alisa Tager to launch Collider Entertainment, a company designed to created properties for comics that will then be developed for other media.
Deadline reports Collider will debut with two titles released through a deal with Image Comics: Utopian, penned by Guggenheim and his screenwriter wife Tara Butters (Dollhouse, Reaper), and The Mission, by screenwriters Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber (Red, Whiteout).
Debuting in November, Utopian is a five-issue miniseries set in a world where superheroes are made obsolete after war, famine and crime disappear. One hero seeks to discover the cause of the new utopia, but his efforts to return the world to its previous state are opposed by his colleagues. The art is by Ryan Bodenheim and Mark Englert.
The Mission, meanwhile, is described as a supernatural thriller about a man who apparently receives orders from the archangel Gabriel to commit murders.
Best known to comics fans for his work on titles like The Amazing Spider-Man, The Flash, War of the Superman and Resurrection, Guggenheim is the co-writer of Warner Bros.’ upcoming Green Lantern movie, and a consulting producer for NBC’s No Ordinary Family. Tager was executive producer of Enemy at the Gates and Serenity.
Related: Comic Book Resources talks with Guggenheim, Tager and Erich Hoeber about Collider.