Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is finally hitting screens

Twenty years since its publication, and nearly as long since author Michael Chabon adapted it into a screenplay, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay seems to finally be hitting the screen. The small screen now, sure, but at least it seems to be happening.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Chabon—whose film history on Wonder Boys and Spider-Man 2 certainly holds up better than his John Carter script—has reportedly reached a CBS deal for himself and producing partner/fellow author/wife Ayelet Waldman to bring his magnum opus to television by way of Showtime.

The original novel is more or less a very loose imagining of the story of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster—though their creation is The Escapist, and the tale also folds in a good number of other early Jewish comics creators and their heroic creations.

So it’s weird now that we don’t have a Stan Lee movie in the works, right?

Please help these sad nobodies and: