Monday, March 06, 2017

It’s That Girl Again!

Here’s a surprising bit of news from Crime Fiction Lover: American publisher Hard Case Crime has teamed up with Britain’s Titan Books to produce The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Millennium, a new comic-book series based on Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels. The first issue is due out on June 28. As Crime Fiction Lover explains, the work will run to
an impressive 64 pages, selling for $5.99 in the U.S., and starting at £3.99 for the digital version in the UK. In November, you’ll be able to get hold of volume one as a graphic novel format at £10.99.

Stieg Larsson’s story was adapted for the comic format by Belgian writer Sylvain Runberg, with artwork by José Homs and Man, and published in France by Dupuis in 2013. With its strong, expressive, style, the comic puts the emphasis on attitude and action like never before. This version has been translated into English by Rachel Zerner, and retells the tale of discredited journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his quest to help the wealthy industrialist Henrik Vanger find his missing niece. Blomkvist is helped, of course, by Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, whose mission is to avenge violence against women. …

This is the first time
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has appeared as a regular comic series in English. However, she has appeared in graphic novel format in the past. DC’s imprint Vertigo released Stieg Larsson’s three Millennium books as graphic novels starting in 2012 with the text adapted by none other than Denise Mina, and artwork by Andrea Mutti and Leonardo Manco.
You can see some of the art from issue one at this link.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

And Megan and Alison Gaylin's NORMANYD GOLD will appear in June from this combination too, followed by a Quarry novel from Max Allan Collins.