Comics Legend Neal Adams Teams with ICM

Neal Adams, a legend in the comic book industry, is looking to cross over into writing and directing movies and has signed on with ICM for representation.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the agency would also represent Adams’ Continuity Studios, which was founded in 1983 and has produced a number of comic book characters and commercial projects.

Adams is best known for bringing an illustrative style to comic books starting in the 1960s. His work includes definitive stints on X-Men and as the artist who returned Batman to his Dark Knight roots in the wake of the campy Adam West TV series.

Continuity recently worked with Marvel on producing and co-directing motion comics, adapting the Joss Whedon and John Cassaday series Astonishing X-Men into a limited animation form for the web using the original artwork.

Cassaday, who directed an episode of Whedon’s Dollhouse TV series, is along with Frank Miller one of the recent comic book artists to break into directing in Hollywood.