Sunday, May 31, 2009

News: Dark Horse to Adapt Evanovich Novel into Comic

Via, Dark Horse plans to adapt Janet Evanovich's NASCAR series into graphic novels.

Dark Horse will publish a graphic novel written by Janet Evanovich, creator of the bestselling Stephanie Plum series, and her daughter, Alex, according to the New York Times. The storyline will be based on Metro Girl and Motor Mouth, two novels with characters from NASCAR. The graphic novel will be released in 2010.

Mystery readers are probably more familiar with Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I personally was never a big fan of Evanovich's NASCAR series and think Stephanie would make a much more entertaining reader. But I guess beggers can't be choosers.

With Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series, Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series and Octavia Butler's Kindred, one wonders if this is the comic industry's new strategy to get more female readers.


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