Mar 19, 2008

Chuck Comes To Comics

DC has solicited a six-issue comic book based on the NBC TV series Chuck for June release. It will be written by two of the writers from the show, Peter Johnson and Zev Borow, and drawn by two artists with spy experience of their own, Jeremy Haun and Phil Noto. Haun did a fine job with Oni's spy series The Leading Man, and Noto killed with his fantastic painting on Beautiful Killer years ago. That comic, written by Jimmy Palmiotti, is one fantastic spy story, and would make a great movie. (At one point Jessica Alba was attached, but I imagine that's since fallen through.) Noto captures the Sixties spy flavor note perfectly (every panel could be a paperback cover!), and ever since then, he's been one of my favorite artists. Check out his site. (He'd be a great guy to go to for a future series of Fleming paperbacks, wouldn't he?) One thing's for sure on Chuck: I know he'll draw a great Sarah Walker!!

So what's the story about? Well, according to the copy, "In this globe-trotting, action-packed adventure, Chuck will see many exotic locales, dodge numerous bullets, and be tortured by the world’s greatest...tickler?" Sounds about right!

The solicitation promises a Phil Noto cover, but provides only the photo art seen here. Perhaps that's just a mock-up, or perhaps the comic will be available with multiple covers.

Thanks to reader Jimmy PS Hayes for the alert on this one!

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