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DC’s Vertigo To Make Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy Into Graphic Novels

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DC Entertainment has acquired the rights to Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millenium Trilogy. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest will all be adapted into graphic novels via DC’s Vertigo imprint. 

“The intricate characters and stories Larsson created in the Millennium Trilogy are a perfect match for the graphic novel format, where we can bring Lisbeth Salander to life in entirely new, visually compelling ways,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publishers of DC Entertainment. “It’s a distinct honor to work on a story that is already so popular with millions of readers around the world.”

Each book by Larsson will be presented in two graphic novel volumes that will be available in both print and digital formats,” according to a press release sent out today. The books releases will be spread out, one being released each year, from 2012-2014.

“Stieg always liked comics and it will be exciting to see the unforgettable characters he created come to life on the comics page,” says Joakim Larsson, younger brother of the journalist and novelist whose untimely death in 2004 meant he didn’t see even the first book in the Millennium sequence published.

A smart move on the publishers part to be sure and great timing as Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara star in the American film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, to be released this December.

(via CBR)

Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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