Will Someone Give Bill Jemas $1.2 Million To Buy Double Take From Take Two Interactive?

Bill Jemas - Luigi Novi
By Luigi Novi

A hot rumour from a couple of good sources on the New York Comic Con show floor was, no, not just the still-unannounced Justice League Vs Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but that ex-Marvel President Bill Jemas was looking for some cash.

It seems that game company Take Two Interactive have given him the opportunity to buy their comic book division that he currently runs, Double Take, for the princely sum of $1.2 million.

So he's looking for investors. Guess he must have burnt through that Marvel stock. Take Two currently publish a line that is both a sequel to Night Of The Living Dead but also a new superhero line that spins out of it.

The publisher had a busy NYCC, giving away graphic novels to everyone who came by their stand. But it seems that behind the scenes, they were even busier, currently talking to Chinese investors.

UPDATE: After publication, Bill Jemas replied to previous enquiries saying "not even close". I understand he has independently contacted a number of news sites to say that this story is a complete fabrication. Based on the number of people I spoke to about this at the show, I can only say it's own shared by employees, business partners and potential business partners. More to come.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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