I've gotten a couple of pings from the very polite person working for YouCast: the Social Media Company about a press release for a webcomic prequel to an upcoming television show. Webcomic prequels and sequels to television shows and movies are almost a genre now. Maybe award shows need to start a new category for these kinds of comics.
So it's a ways off — June 2011 — but Steven Spielberg has a new television series called Falling Skies that will be on TNT (hey – better distribution than Current TV amIrightKeith?). The webcomic is written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Juan Ferreyra and will bridge the gap between the 12-page Falling Skies comic released at New York Comic Con. Also – colored by Andy Dalhouse and lettered by "font majeur" (like that?) and webcomic creator NATE PIEKOS.
What's the teevee show about?
Falling Skies is about an epic battle that pits humans against the alien force that has invaded our world. Outnumbered and outmatched, its up to a group of everyday heroes to band together and triumph against a mysterious invading force.
That sounds like fun — I actually loved a bunch of Spielberg's Amazing Stories show so I'm probably going to be inclined to give this a shot too. Plus it's got the (once) young doctor from E.R. in it (what's his name again?).