The seven remaining fans of The O.C. will recall that in Season 2, lovable geek Seth Cohen (played by Adam Brody) created his own comic book, "Atomic County." Now, in a case of art imitating life, Brody is teaming up with Danny Bilson (the father of Adam's O.C. co-star and real-life girlfriend, Rachel Bilson) and Paul DeMeo to pen a series called "Red Menace" for WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics.
"As much as I love comics, writing one wasn't something I ever thought about doing. Danny brought it up, so I thought it would be fun, and it has been. I've had a blast," Brody said.
Set in '50s-era Los Angeles, "Red Menace" is centered around a blacklisted hero named The Eagle and the superpowered youth he takes under his wing.
According to TV Guide, the story was hatched after Bilson and Brody started talking about the 1976 film The Front, which starred Woody Allen as a cashier who agrees to be a front for blacklisted writers.
"I said, â€˜Why don't we just do that, but as a comic?'" Brody recalled.
According to Bilson, the 26-year-old actor also came up with the idea of introducing a younger hero into the story.
"We all contributed different parts to the idea, but in a certain way, I feel like Paul and I own the older guy and Adam owns the younger guy," Bilson said.