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Vertigo’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Vol. 2 arriving May 1

From Lee Bermejo's cover for the second volume of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

The conclusion of Vertigo’s two-part adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the bestselling crime novel by Stieg Larrson, will arrive in stores May 1, the DC Comics imprint confirmed this morning.

Written by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti, the graphic novel is the second installment in the six-volume adaptation of Larsson’s celebrated “Millennium” series: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. The first volume debuted last month, supported by a television advertising campaign.

The Millennium trilogy, which has sold more than 60 million copies worldwide since the release of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in 2005, centers on Lisbeth Salander, and eccentric computer hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, and investigative journalist and magazine editor. They’re brought together in the first novel to solve a 40-year-old missing person’s case.

Larsson, a Swedish journalist and author, passed away in 2004 at age 50, leaving the completed manuscripts for the first three novels in what was intended as a 10-book series. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has been adapted twice for film: in 2009 by Swedish director Niels Arden, and in 2011 by American director David Fincher. Sony Pictures plans to film the two sequels back to back sometime next year.

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The trouble with adaptation comics

Dismissed as a fad 10 years ago, big-screen adaptations bring comic book characters to millions of people every year. Just when you think they’ve peaked, out comes another blockbuster that tops the previous one. Sure, there are also the moderate hits and outright stinkers, but then there arrives an Iron Man or a Dark Knight or a Walking Dead or an Avengers. They’ve long passed the point of being a fluke. They even influence the collectors’ market, with optioning deals causing spikes in sales of back issues and original art, most recently demonstrated by the crazy prices people are willing to pay on eBay for The Walking Dead #1.

So if going from comics to film and television is so great, why is the reverse so rarely true? Comic books that adapt stories from other media (TV, film, video games, books, etc.) are only sometimes great and rarely garner the same kind of enthusiasm and attention. Someone who’s better at Photoshop than me should whip up one of those “said no one ever” images because no one has ever said, “I can’t wait for my favorite blockbuster movie to get adapted into a comic.” And yet most of us could barely keep our composure over the prospects of seeing Marvel’s The Avengers.

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Comics A.M. | Police recover $19,000 in stolen comics

Crime

Crime | Police in Jackson, Mississippi, have recovered a comic-book collection valued at $19,000, and arrested two suspects in the burglary. [WJTV]

Legal | Gerry Giovinco questions why Marvel and DC Comics zealously defend their intellectual property rights, going so far as to sue a birthday party company that rented out lookalike costumes, but don’t even touch the many porn parodies of their comics that have sprung up in recent years. [CO2 Comics]

Comics | A Florida mother was upset to discover Chick tracts among her children’s trick-or-treat haul, saying the comics are racist and offensive. It’s the second time in as many weeks that the long-controversial evangelical comics have been publicly called out by a displeased parent. [KTNV]

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Grumpy Old Fan | My hero Zero: DC’s September solicits

The Lana/Lois team-up YOU demanded!

DC Comics in September brings together two gimmicks. This being corporate-run superhero comics, naturally these two things have been tried before. September’s unified cover themes remind me of January 2009′s “Faces of Evil” (not particularly uplifting) and January 2011′s “Salute to White Space.”  The new “Zero Month” recalls August 1994, when every main-line DC superhero title got an Issue #0 in the wake of July’s weekly, timeline-tweaking Zero Hour miniseries. Just over four years later, in September 1998, the weekly DC One Million miniseries launched all the superhero books into the 853rd Century with #1,000,000 issues.

Personally, I’m looking forward to September 2013′s Roman Numeral Month, September 2014′s Hexadecimal Month, and September 2015′s Binary Month (can’t wait for Justice League #100100!).
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What Are You Reading? with Ao Meng

The Silence of Our Friends

Hello and welcome to What Are You Reading? This week our special guest is Ao Meng, who writes about comics for the Daily Texan, the University of Texas newspaper, as well as Novi Magazine.

To see what Ao and the Robot 6 crew have been reading, click below …

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DC confirms creators, release date for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Lee Bermejo

A month after crime novelist Denise Mina revealed she’s adapting Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy for Vertigo, DC Entertainment confirmed this morning she’ll be joined on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Leonardo Manco, Andrea Mutti and Lee Bermejo. The graphic novel is set for release in November.

Announced in October, each book in the acclaimed mystery series — The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest — will be presented as two graphic novel volumes that will be available in print and digital formats.

The Millennium trilogy, which has sold more than 60 million copies worldwide since the release of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in 2005 in Sweden, centers on Lisbeth Salander, and eccentric computer hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, and investigative journalist and magazine editor. They’re brought together in the first novel to solve a 40-year-old missing person’s case. Larsson, a Swedish journalist and author, passed away in 2004 at age 50, leaving the completed manuscripts for the first three novels in what was intended as a 10-book series.

“We’re thrilled to be adapting this incredible story into a series of graphic novels,” Vertigo Executive Editor Karen Berger said in a statement. “Denise, Lee, Leonardo and Andrea have such great passion for the material and stylistically they’re a perfect match to bring it to comics life. Their beautifully dark and visceral work will certainly blow us all away.”

NYCC | Vertigo to adapt Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy

Ahead of New York Comic Con, DC Entertainment announced this morning it will adapt Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy — The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest — as a series of graphic novels.

DC’s Vertigo imprint will work with Larsson’s estate and the Hedlund Literary Agency to adapt the acclaimed mystery series, with each book presented in two graphic novel volumes that will be available in print and digital formats. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will debut in 2012, on the heels of director David Fincher’s big-screen adaptation, which arrives in theaters Dec. 21.

The Millennium trilogy, which has sold more than 60 million copies worldwide since the release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2005 in Sweden, centers on Lisbeth Salander, and eccentric computer hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, and investigative journalist and magazine editor. They’re brought together in the first novel to solve a 40-year-old missing person’s case.

Larsson, a Swedish journalist and author, passed away in 2004 at age 50, leaving the completed manuscripts for the first three novels in what was intended as a 10-book series.

“Stieg always liked comics and it will be exciting to see the unforgettable characters he created come to life on the comics page,” his younger brother Joakim Larsson said in a statement.

Expect more details to emerge this week at New York Comic Con.



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