Avatar‘s Worthington Forms New Comics Vanity Press

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Here’s hoping that star turns in last year’s Terminator Salvation and Avatar, not to mention this year’s Clash of the Titans, haven’t soured you on Sam Worthington; the Australian actor has just teamed up with comic publisher Radical to create an imprint dedicated to creating new movies for him to star in.

Comics created by movie actors as potential future vehicles aren’t new – Samuel Jackson’s Cold Space, Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem and Rosario Dawson’s Occult Crimes Taskforce are all examples of comics whose leads just so happened to look like their celebrity co-authors – but Worthington’s new deal with Radical seems to go one further, creating an entire imprint at the publisher intent on creating new intellectual property for the actor’s production company Full Clip Productions to turn into movies, whether or not Worthington stars in them.

The first title to be published by the imprint will be Damaged, a tale of two brothers “committed to justice in different ways — one inside the law, one violently beyond it” looking to train their respective replacements. Stray Bullets‘ David Lapham will write the comic; no artist has been named. Damaged will end up being the second Worthington/Radical movie; the actor is currently producing (and will star in) an adaptation of the publisher’s current Last Days of American Crime series.

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