Amidst the mass of DC publishing news the last two days, two of their creators have just inked a deal to bring their creator-owned comic to life on the big screen. Peter Tomasi and Keith Champagne’s The Mighty has just been picked up by Paramount.
Deadline reported the news but there’s not much else to tell except to say, “Mary Parent’s Paramount-based Disruption Entertainment will produce. Parent and Cale Boyter will produce with Benderspink’s JC Spink.”
Not connected to the heroes in the DCU, The Mighty was a maxi-series from 2009 that tells the story of Alpha One, the world’s only superhero. He’s supported by a police organization called Section Omega. At Section Omega, Lt. Gabriel Cole has a personal history with the hero who once saved his life as a child. But when a murder happens within Section Omega, Cole does some detective work that leads him in a direction he wasn’t expecting.
I actually really enjoyed The Mighty. With Tomasi and Champagne writing and Peter Snejbjerg on art, it was a nice detour from DC’s usual hero fair. I’d recommend picking up the trade. Congrats to them on selling the property.