Comic book icon signs with ICM

Neal Adams, Continuity Studios eye feature films

Comic book icon Neal Adams and his Continuity Studios have signed with ICM for representation in all areas.

The agency will work to take Adams' creations across all forms of media as well as help him make the transition to feature film writing and directing. In that latter fashion, Adams would follow artists-turned-helmers such as John Cassaday, who directed an episode of Fox TV series "Dollhouse," and Frank Miller, who helmed "Sin City" and "The Spirit."

Adams received acclaim for his art on such 1960s and '70s comics as "Uncanny X-Men," "Green Lantern and Green Arrow" and "Batman," books to which he brought a more realistic look and definitive modern imagery. He is the co-creator of Ra's Al Ghul, the villain in "Batman Begins."

In 1983, Adams struck out on his own, establishing Continuity Studios. Among his creations are "Knighthawk," a grim avenging hero who was saved by cloned parts as a child; "Ditz the Scatterbrain," a teenager who learns she is the daughter of an ex-astronaut and an alien and discovers she has the power to enter other being's brains and control them; "Crazyman," a chemically imbalanced man who, with a hollow promise that he will be cured, is recruited by the government as a "Plan B" for dangerous and unwinnable missions.

Other Continuity titles include "Ms. Mystic," "Toyboy" and "Bucky O'Hare," a green, anthropomorphic hare who, with a crew of other mammals, including one boy, battles toads in an intergalactic war

Adams, whose Continuity also has made a name for itself in the advertising world working on CGI-animated commercials, recently undertook a new collaboration with Marvel Entertainment, creating a new form of digital comics that pushes the envelope in the field of motion comics. The first issue, "Astonishing X-Men," written by Joss Whedon with art by Cassaday, was produced and co-directed by Adams through Continuity.

Adams continues to be managed by Spellman Entertainment Partners.