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Paramount Picks Up The Mighty

The Mighty #10, by Dave Johnson

Paramount Pictures has reportedly acquired the film rights to The Mighty, the DC Comics series by Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne, Peter Snejbjerg and Chris Samnee.

Deadline notes that while DC properties are typically adapted by Warner Bros., the rights to the comic are owned by Tomasi and Champagne.

Debuting in February 2009, The Mighty centers on the relationship between the world’s first and only superhero, Alpha One, and Lt. Gabriel Cole, the cop assigned by the government as his liaison. But when Alpha One reveals a terrible secret, it’s up to Cole to stop the renegade superman from destroying the Earth.


  • Dawnell_do

    Hmmm. This could be interesting.

  • Acrid_Gunsmoke

    All three fans of the comic book should be happy.

  • Tony Bedard

    Real nice comment there, Acrid Gunsmoke.  THE MIGHTY was one of the best reads DC produced that year.  I’m excited for Tomasi and I’m glad he found someone in Hollywood who can recognize talent.

  • Zen Strive

    Paramount? Not Warner?

  • Zen Strive

     Count me as one.
    The other two are the writers.

  • Gappa’s Beak

    Loved this series.  This was one of the first books I would always read when it was first serialized.  Also, it was my first exposure to the wonderful artwork of Chris Samnee who took over on the latter half of the series.    

  • Omegasaga

    The truly unfair and sad thing is that this comic/ entire concept has been done to death for DECADES in comics and slightly in movies.

    there is sooooo much better ideas and concepts in other superhero stories.

  • Omegasaga

    possibly one of the most UNORIGINAL ideas ever put into a comic.

    trust me… i published an almost identical superhero idea in the 1990s and it was UNORIGINAL even then.

  • Omegasaga

    so if this is one the first serialized books you ever read… all the way back in 2010…..then you have next to ZERO exposure the the entire comic medium at this point.

    Thats like saying YOUNGBLOOD was their first comic and thinking its the most wonderfuly entertaining and original ideas ever. lol

  • Omegasaga

    one of the best reads DC produced that year”   If you only read like 2 comics that year than maybe that might be true.

    Its possibly one of the WORST most unoriginal and generic titles EVER put out by DC.

  • Gappa’s Beak

    Actually, I’ve been collecting/reading comics since 1983.  What I was trying to get across is that when a new issue was released, it would be at the top of my read pile for that particular week.

    Not sure why you’re so bitter about THE MIGHTY being optioned as a film.  Are there truly any original ideas left?  Sure there have been stories written about super-heroes going “bad” (Kid Miracleman from Alan Moore’s run comes to mind) but it was the execution of the idea that I found enjoyable.  IRREDEEMABLE came out at roughly the same time and I wound up dropping that book around its first year.

    Why not reveal the title of your similar story from the ’90s?  I’d be interested to read it just to see what all your whining is about.   

  • William

    Quit being such a whiny bitch. Some people enjoyed it. If you’re not one of ‘em, just don’t watch it.

  • Jim

    I don’t remember if this was done as a miniseries or not, but it does show that properties with a short run are often going to be more popular for adaptation than a series that goes on for a longer time. There’s a clear beginning, middle and end.  This was a decently done “Superman goes bad” story, but much of the appeal to me was what the art added, which gets lost unless they animate it.

  • Ariandover

    Probably due to it being creator owned. 

  • Anonymous

    whine whine whine

    We figured out what you meant the first time.

    scoff scoff