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Pushing Daisies is now heading to DC Comics, apparently

Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

Remember what Bryan Fuller said last week about resurrecting Pushing Daisies at Marvel? Well, forget it.

He now says the canceled ABC TV series will see new life at DC Comics as a 12-issue miniseries.

“We got a 12-issue order for a comic book for DC Comics,” Fuller tells E! Online.  “I think the comic book is great, because it has all the characters in it, and it starts a new story. It’s basically Chuck, Ned, Emerson and Olive versus 1,000 corpses, so it becomes a zombie movie, but the zombies are articulate and smart and can do things that no other zombies can do. The Pie-Maker versus 1,000 corpses.”

The comic is set to debut this fall. However, attendees at Comic-Con International may receive another giveaway a few months early. (A preview comic was distributed at Comic-Con in 2007, before the show debuted.)

The Emmy-nominated comedy-drama, about a pie-maker who can resurrect the dead (with some limitations), was canceled in November after barely two seasons. The final three episodes will air beginning May 30.



By DC he probably means Wildstorm.

Most likely.

Definitely looking forward to this!

Odd that it would end up under the DC banner rather than Wildstorm, though, since that’s where all their licensed properties seem to get published.

Who cares if it’s DC or Wildstorm?


Is Fuller the first person ever to use the phrase “12 issue order” as in “12 episode order”?


Consider me subscribed.

Think they’ll get one of their good artists to do the job, that might appeal to mainstream crowds, or do you think they’ll go for Scratchy McNoone like Wildstorm sticks on their licensed books?

I think he’s saying twelve issues have been commissioned (thus far) as opposed to it being a twelve issue series.

Lame. Why couldn’t we just have the show? The actors, music and directing were the three best things about the show.

Yep, that’s what I thought: under the DC/Wildstorm imprint.

I always wondered why you said they were going to Marvel. The article you linked to last time didn’t specify Marvel at all. All they mentioned was Tim Sale. It didn’t make much sense, since this is a WB property.

Direct quote from Fuller in the previously linked article: “We are talking with Marvel Comics right now about a Pushing Daisies series that will essentially cover the back nine episodes.”

Smart move, the show has a huge fan following, DC can bank on this.


April 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm

are you kidding??

i hope hes joking about the zombies. id rather he just continue the story with some stylized art.

April 20, 2009 at 1:53 pm
Direct quote from Fuller in the previously linked article: “We are talking with Marvel Comics right now about a Pushing Daisies series that will essentially cover the back nine episodes.”

Well, then I’m an idiot. Apologies to Kevin.

This series will tank like the TV series.

I hope Fuller can put the Preview comic for the series he did in the regular series so everyone can get it that way rather than put in the eventual trade potentially causing people to do the hated double dip.

I thought it was weird that supposedly Marvel was going to publish a comic based on a show that’s made by Warner Brothers TV. I wonder if Warner Brothers pushed for the comic to stay in the corporate family.

As a TV veteran, Fuller is used to networks competing for shows and shopping for best terms. Pure speculation on my part, but maybe DC/Wildstorm was not willing to commit to 12, so Fuller let it be known Marvel was willing to work with him regarding the back nine episodes and suddenly DC is willing to commit to 12 issues.

Or maybe on a much simpler level, the initial Sci-Fi Wire quoted Fuller: “We are currently negotiating with Warner Brothers to get the comic-book rights.” The negotiations might have boiled down to “You get the rights if a DC imprint is the publisher.”

At least the comic won’t contain the precious British-accented narration or the cutsie-pie music. Could be an improvement.

I want them to make a Pushing Daisies movie! I think that that would wrap things up better than a comic book! But I do love zombies….

Yes, put me down for a movie!! Like what he did with Dead Like Me (if you haven’t seen this yet – I highly recommend!!)
That being said, till we get a movie, I will be picking this up for sure!! I just hope that fuller is writing it. And if it is going to be 12 issue, I think 3, 4 part stories would be good (or shorter!) Please DONT do one major 12 part story!! I just want it to have the same wit as the tv series. Olive always has some great one liners. :)

Warner Brothers Entertainment knows how many copies of the DVD have sold. I suspect they know how many and what type of hits the ABC website got, especially on the promo SDCC comic and the photoshopped episode recaps.

WBE/DC/Wildstorm has a lot of expertise in licensed properties… Gears of War, Heroes, Warcraft…

Licensed properties, even limited series, are very successful in comics, as the web connects fans with the publishers, and librarians stock titles which appeal to patrons.

As a nominal fan (own the DVD and the comic), I look forward to this title. I hope it will be more of a hybrid, containing comics, recipes, history/commentary, just like the website. I also hope that the advertising is not all WBE.

Pushing Daisies will open at 15,000 and drop–the last issue will sell like 5,000 copies.

This makes me beyond happy.

why even read about it if you’re just going to be such a rude ass?
anyone else wanna kick him outta the treehouse?

But I liked the precious British-accented narration or the cutsie-pie music, it was part of the charm of it. It will be interesting to see how it translates, the dialog & acting did make the show. I’m already leery about the 1000 zombies, just because a comic gives you an unlimited effects budget doesn’t mean you have to use it all. But I am in for all 12 issues.

And Yes, kick the Hater. He can use the extra time to learn the difference between Rude & Stupid and Clever & Relevant.


yay, looking forward to this…I’m sure it will be a different experience, but a good one

Hmmm…. As much as I loved the show and miss it already, “Chuck, Ned, Emerson and Olive versus 1,000 corpses” seems to not exactly be in the same spirit.

I love Pushing Daisies and I want it back right now.

Whether I am rude, stupid, irrelevant, ((fill in the blank)), my prediction will come true. So glad Marvel dodged a bullet. Sad that Wildstorm has to take another title that will bleed money and send it closer to the brink.

I disagree with ^. I think, maybe, the comic book series could succeed – if they get a good artist, an artist who can really capture the magic of the show.

Of course, nothing can really replace the show itself (the music! the dialogue! Olive’s singing! Ned’s cute expressions!) but I don’t think the comic book series is going to be a real flop if the writing is good (and it will probably be, since it’s Fuller, who will know exactly how to write the show) and the artist is good (hopefully not the artist for the promo comics, which were awfully dark and gloomy-looking and had ugly lines).

I’m a total comic book geek as well as being a fan of Pushing Daisies, so I guess I am quite biased ;) but I would encourage y’all not to discount the potential of the comic book medium. It is, in its own way, as much a magical storytelling medium as film and TV. I’m looking forward to the comic books’ release. (((:

Looks like ABC is going to start airing the last 3 episodes starting May 30h.

I am so happy for this. I am so sad because of the show being canceled. It was the best!! I hope a movie will follow after the comic! Please, make it happen, Mr. Fuller!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

1-9-2010 — Did thid comic ever come out? If so, do you know where I can find it? If not, do you know where I can sign up for it? I did a nominal amount of searching, and couldn’t find it.

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