IN an unfortunately named articlem Variety runs down all the comics in studio play at all the comics companies with special attention to Oni and Dark Horse.

The love affair between movies and comicbooks is about to take on a new dimension.

One hint about what it will look like: Portland, Ore., is poised to be the next Hollywood of this page-to-screen business.

After a period all but dominated by Marvel and DC and their lineups of spandex-clad superheroes, much smaller publishers, including three in the moody northwest city, are actively looking to bring their comics and graphic novels to the screen. Rather than simply license their characters to studios or producers, however, some publishers are looking at self-financing with the aid of outside investors.

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