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Bryan Fuller offers first look at Pushing Daisies comic

From "Pushing Daisies" #1

Almost immediately after ABC announced the cancellation of Pushing Daisies in November 2008, creator Bryan Fuller began talking about resurrecting the quirky comedy as a comic book. Over the next two and a half years since, he’s occasionally offered updates about the fate of the pie-maker who can bring things back to life, saying just last fall that the first issue “will hopefully be out in early 2011.”

Well, it’s early 2011, and there’s no first issue. But Fuller has offered, or rather tweeted, the next-best thing: a preview of the first page. He doesn’t indicate who the artist is, though.

There’s also no word yet as to when we’ll see the first issue, as Pushing Daisies had been destined for DC Comics’ recently closed WildStorm imprint.

Fuller has described the comic as a 12-issue series that ties up loose ends left by the show’s untimely demise as the characters deal with a flash flood that empties bodies from a nearby cemetery.

Check out the full page after the break.

From "Pushing Daisies" #1

(via The Atlantic)

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Damn, I forgot about this. Discovered Pushing Daisies after it was canceled and really enjoyed the premise. Show wasn’t always strong, but the concept made up for its shortcomings. Can’t wait to see how the series was intended to wrap. Get it out DC–get it out.

Awww I can’t wait! This show made me smile each week. So genuine and sweet and hilarious all at once.

I really love that art, and I’m glad that it’s not slavishly devoted to making the characters look like the actors, but rather capture their spirit. Excited!

Is the artist Tom Mandrake? Can’t wait for this … I loved the series.

Very excited to finally see something that indicates the book will eventually see the light of day. I’m hoping that the one-shot SDCC did a couple of years ago will be included in whatever collected edition is forthcoming. I, too, am glad that they let the artist interpret the characters a bit instead of worrying too much about looking like the actors–it doesn’t serve TRUE BLOOD all that well, after all, and likeness rights may be an issue in reprint editions if things like that aren’t hashed out from the start.

I am so excited for this. I loved the first season, I’m still somewhere in the second, but I hated that the show got axed. Now I will catch up in anticipation of this series!

Fuller tweeted this after tweeting a lettered, uncolored version of the first page: “@LenNWallace: @BryanFuller Who drew that? It’s awesome!” The very talented Jon Wa$hak!

I can’t track down what it’s in reply to, but that may narrow down the suspect list. (Of course, I thought it was Shawn McManus at first glance.)

I had given up on this ever coming out. Hooray!

So disappointed they couldn’t get Tim Sale as originall planned, he would have NAILED the tone. Intrigued to see how it turns out though.

I love the art. The characters look like the actors but without “trying too hard”, if that makes any sense.

PD was a great tv series and I’ve been looking forward to the comic book ever since it was announced. Rather than a 12-isue limited series, I’d love to see a two-volume original graphic novel (an OGN is roughly the same page count as a collected 6-issue mini series).

@ Matt Rower, I think Bryan Fuller misspelled the artist’s name. I think it’s Jon Wayshak, also credited as Jonathan Wayshak.

Really feels more like a Vertigo series, given its premise. Hopefully that will happen someday soon.

Fond memories of this show. The blu-rays were worth acquiring.

Great to see some page art! I thought this was dead in the water – glad to see its not! :)

Hope they re-release the one shot again. I’ll be buying this as each issue comes out. So hopefully it isn’t just in a trade.

Man, this was such a great show. I’d pick up the comics in a heartbeat.

That is nice now if only we could get a Reaper comic that would be SWEET!!

Dammit, so there isn’t gonna be a movie? God I miss this show… SOOOOO much!! Oh well *sighs* I hate you, ABC. Anyways, back on topic… WHEN?!?!?!? My parents already promised to buy me the comics/DVD whenever it comes out.

It is about freakin time! Come on lets get Ned, Chuck, Emerson, Olive and the gang back already!

German Alcala

May 20, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Cmon, DC, make with the “Alive Again” people; I loved this show!
- Author, German Alcala

this makes me so excited. i have been waiting for this comic for a long time. i hope dc puts it out soon.

Please please can you find a way for either a movie or a few more episodes so we can find out what happened? I am still a huge fan and thanks to Hurricane Irene, ( knocking out my cable) I am revisiting my Pushing Daisies world. I too enjoyed the weekly escape to a gentler world. Please Mr Fuller give us more Daisies,with our original cast!

Unfortunately amber, i seriously doubt we’ll ever get the show back. Or even a movie. And if wedid get a movie, it wouldn’t be our original actors. I mean, no one will even publish the dang comic! Ugh. Sadly, the world of television truly messed up and is seriously missing out. We’ve lost Pushing Daisies. And no one seems to want to touch it back to life. Even for a minute.

Sigh.

I WANT IT NOW!! My parents promised to buy me all the comics when the come out!

I will even throw a Veruca Salt tantrum I had been saving for my supposed-to-have-gotten-it-but-never-ended-up-getting-it role in the Willy Wonka play!!

God why don’t they just MAKE. IT. ALREADY?! Or do something about the movie, even the actors want their parts back, and I quote,
“@BryanFuller I love you! I love OLive Snook. And I miss her everyday. I’m gonna have some banana cream pie” ~Kristin Chenoweth on twitter, TWO DAYS AGO.

I WANT IT NOW!! My parents promised to buy me all the comics when the come out!

I will even throw a Veruca Salt tantrum I had been saving for my supposed-to-have-gotten-it-but-never-ended-up-getting-it role in the Willy Wonka play!!

God why don’t they just MAKE. IT. ALREADY?! Or do something about the movie, even the actors want their parts back, and I quote,
“@BryanFuller I love you! I love OLive Snook. And I miss her everyday. I’m gonna have some banana cream pie” ~Kristin Chenoweth on twitter, TWO DAYS AGO.

Okay, new plan. I’m gonna get me on down to Comic Con with my friends as planned, but while I’m there I will don my Olive Snook dress (IN the same style as Cheno’s, short, low cut, all that jazz) and I was FIND A PERSON FROM DC COMICS AND DEMAND TO HAVE IT MADE!! Maybe I’ll even get a petition ready with all my friends who love it.

I love the illustration, but I was hoping the color would be much more vibrant as the show is noted for its specific visual style and quirky colors. On the other hand this is a dismal scene with the rain and all, so maybe it’s just for these few pages that the colors will be dull.
I really hope that this comic series sees the light of day. I keep waiting for my fix of Pushing Daisies and I think it’s been like 4 years since the show was canceled. I need to know how this ends.

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