John Romita Jr. confirms <i>Shmuggy and Bimbo</i> from Icon, <i>Gray Area</i> trade

Last summer John Romita Jr. told CBR's Jonah Weiland about a new creator-owned book he's working on with Howard Chaykin called Shmuggy and Bimbo. iFanboy recently caught up with Romita on his press tour for the film Kick Ass, and Romita talked about the project as well as a reprint of his creator-owned series The Gray Area. He says that both projects will be published through Marvel's Icon imprint.

"Grey Area is gonna be re-released by Marvel in a trade with new colors and new lettering, and a new scene added," Romita said, noting that the series was getting some interest from Hollywood. "This is what Kick Ass is doing to me." You can find the conversation about these books around the 21-minute mark.

He also talks about the Kick-Ass film (of course), his upcoming run on Avengers and the fact that he'd like to work on Doctor Strange at some point.

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