Arcana and Benderspink team for film-ready comics line

Arcana is partnering with Benderspink, the production company behind planned adaptations of Y: The Last Man and The Mighty, for a line of comics that can be developed for film and television.

Called, appropriately enough, ArcanaBenderspink Comics, Deadline reports the label will launch with 20 titles, including Dime Detectives, which recasts authors Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler as real-life crime solvers, Untouchable, which pits the descendents of Al Capone and Elliott Ness against each other, and Langley High, the upcoming conspiracy thriller by Tomm Coker and Daniel Friedman that's already set up with producer Atlas Entertainment.

Benderspink, which produced the 2005 adaptation of A History of Violence, last year acquired the film rights to Coker and Friedman's Undying Love and put DC's The Mighty into motion at Paramount Pictures.

Founded in 2004 by Sean O'Reilly, Arcana has published such titles as Kade, Clockwork Girl, Helen Killer and Gearhead.

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