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Sci Fi/Virgin Comics Get Neighborly With The Superheroes And Spouses Of Superbia

Sci Fi/Virgin Comics, the year-old joint venture between Sci Fi Channel and Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Comics, announced today the imprint's second title, SUPERBIA.

Imagine if the members of the Justice League moved to Wisteria Lane with spouses in tow, and you get a hint of what life is like in Woodshire Village, a planned community for superheroes, their spouses, girlfriends and domestic partners. SUPERBIA is created and written by Lisa Klink and Jordan Gorfinkle. It is expected to be released this summer and is in development for a TV pilot.

When the newest residents of Woodshire Village, a pair of young newlyweds, moved to the quaint cul-de-sac, they expected life to be strange. But "strange" doesn't quite cover it. A residential community for superheroes, Woodshire Village boasts affordable housing and easy commutes to all major crime scenes. And when the heroes are away, the spouses play.

One would expect Woodshire Village to be the safest community imaginable however it's not without its share of secrets, scandal, mystery and murder. With the superheroes off saving the world -- their "day job" -- it's up to their partners at home to solve the crimes occurring in their own backyards and preserve the safety of their protected enclave.

With new comic book titles serving as the creative genesis, Sci Fi/Virgin Comics are developing fresh properties that integrate the unique spirit and vitality of both brands. Innovative, multi-platform projects are being considered across all mediums from publishing, film and television to digital and gaming.

The venture's first title, THE STRANDED (written by Mike Carey) has been a must-read for comic book fans since July. THE STRANDED collection will be available later this summer at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and booksellers everywhere.

Utilizing the global creative and synergistic resources that exist at Sci Fi Channel, part of NBC Universal, and Virgin Comics, the partnership aims to attract some of the most talented creators from the worlds of comic books, television and movies.

Sci Fi and Virgin Comics have brought together a multimedia, creative editorial board with members representing comic books, television, movies, digital, gaming, licensing and merchandising.