Supernatural Creator Gets Amped At Vertigo
Last year, Eric Kripke’s Revolution was canceled by NBC, However, Kripke already has a new project lined up as a comic and possibly as a TV series.
DC Comics has announced that Kripke will be bringing his creator owned comic book, Amped to the Vertigo imprint later this year. Kripke will write the six issue Amped miniseries with John Higgins (Hellblazer) as the artist and comic book legend Brian Bolland (Batman: The Killing Joke) attached as the cover artist. Darick Robertson drew the promo image below.
Amped will be Kripke’s first comic book project. Prior to creating Revolution for NBC, Kripke created Supernatural, which is currently in its eleventh season on The CW.
According to Vertigo, Amped will follow Josh Jaffe, “ a neurotic family man who buys an online ‘smart pill’ to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump, but he gets much more than he bargained for. To his surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power. The story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life super hero.”
Additionally, Variety is reporting that Amped is already in development as a TV series at USA.
“Pretty much everything I’ve ever written has been insanely influenced by Vertigo, so it’s a dream come true to write my first comic there,” said Eric Kripke in a statement. “Amped is a project I’m foaming-at-the-mouth passionate about– and it’s also the most personal, warts-and-all story I’ve ever told. So I’m having the time of my life writing the comic– and basing the TV series off the comic, too. I can’t wait for readers to read it– and then down the road, for watchers to watch it.”
Vertigo will publish Amped this fall.