While the relationship between comics and film has always been more close than people would think (NYCC’s announcement of a Bill Hader and Seth Meyer-penned Spider-Man is a great example), Radical Publishing’s grand opening may be setting a new standard.
According to a press release from the publisher, the February 25th event in Los Angeles was not only attended by Radical creators Steve Niles, Arthur Suydam, and Nick Simmons, but entertainment icons like Wesley Snipes, Gene Simmons, and Len Wiseman! But perhaps its not surprising, given that Radical’s president Barry Levine made his bones in the realm of Hollywood, and has created much of these series for possible adaptations for the big screen.
“Today marks a celebration of many things for the company, not just an expansion to new offices,” said Levine in the release. “Not only having our books receive uniformly rave reviews across the industry and in the mainstream press, but we recently took Diamond Distribution’s Gem Award for Best New Publisher of the Year after only eight months on the stands. Things have been going great at Radical Publishing, and 2009 will see things only get better.”