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In one of his round-up posts where he answers questions about TV shows, Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello shares some news on the Pushing Daisies comic straight from series creator Brian Fuller:
“Issue number 1 will hopefully be out in early 2011, issue number 2 is being colored as we speak, and issue number 3 is being written,” Fuller said. “Our Emmy-award-winning composer Jim Dooley and I have been talking about giving the audience a multimedia experience with the comic—specifically a score. We have no idea whether we can actually afford to do an actual Pushing Daisies comic soundtrack (because the cast has agreed to sing songs and those licensing fees are expensive), but Jim has already started composing musical cues that we will either release officially or stream for freesies online when the comic book is published. I’ve already heard the track for Lee Pace’s cover ditty and it’s fantastic.”
Fuller began talking about the possibility of a Pushing Daisies comic not long after ABC canceled the quirky show about a pie maker who could bring the dead back to life. He said the comic will tie up loose ends left by Pushing Daisies‘ demise as the characters deal with a flash flood that empties bodies from a nearby cemetery. Previous reports also have said the book will run 12 issues and will be published by DC Comics.