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Virgin Comics Recruits Celebrity Creators

Celebrities sell. Everyone knows that. But for billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, the purpose behind getting celebs involved runs a little bit deeper. Directors, writers, artists and even musicians are inherently creative personalities, and they’re proving excellent candidates for involvement in the comic book industry. In the last two years, Virgin Comics has recruited a slew of big names to create comic properties that are alternative, compelling, and infused with a creative sensibility that only mavericks like John Woo, Guy Ritchie, and Nicolas Cage are able to provide. Here’s a look at some of the hottest celebrity names the company has successfully wooed.