The skinny? Dark Horse Comics is publishing FIGHT CLUB 2 as a 10-issue maxiseries. This is an original story. Every issue has been written by Chuck himself. All covers provided by David Mack (with special variants offered by different artists too!). All inside artwork done by Cameron Stewart. Read all the details here!
The backstory: During the 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego Chuck dropped a BOMB when he announced that he was hard at work on a sequel to Fight Club... in graphic novel form!
Read the big news announcement for the sequel. (and scroll down to the Media Links for a slew of other sources that picked this story up)
During an interview with Hustler Magazine, Chuck talked more extensively about the sequel, so we now have what looks like the most commplete plot description of the story. Here goes:
"The sequel will be told from the-- at first-- submerged perspective of Tyler Durden as he observes the day-to-day tedium of the narrator's life. Because 20th Century-Fox created the convention of calling the protagonist Jack, I'm calling him Cornelius. He's living a compromised life with a failing marriage, unsure about his passion for his wife. The typical midlife bullshit. Likewise, Marla is unsatisfied and dreams of accessing the wild man she'd once fallen in love with. She tampers with the small pharmacy of drugs that her husband needs to suppress Tyler, and-- go figure-- Tyler reemerges to terrorize their lives."
Chuck also spoke about the process and inspiration for writing the sequel:
"The sequel has been percolating in my mind for years. My only worry is about presenting it in the form of a graphic novel. The medium shapes the messages, and I'll be relearning how to tell stories. My tendency is to hold the entire plot in my mind until I'm afraid of forgetting it. Once I start writing, I can't stop. That feverish, ill-fed, exhausting stint of writing in the only part of the process that I fear."
The team behind FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack (covers), Chuck Palahniuk (story) and Cameron Stewart (interior art)
Reviews for Fight Club 2 have begun pouring in!
“Ladies and gentlemen, we’re about to break the first two rules of Fight Club.”--Crave Online
“If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there’s no time like the present for his return… Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden’s warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy.
Rule #1 of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club. But after reading Fight Club 2, it’s clear that we should be talking about Fight Club. “Tyler Lives,” and I couldn’t be happier by the prospect of more bedlam.
“At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk’s freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon…. In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.”--THE ATLANTIC
“It’s hard to not be pretty damn excited.”--THE NERDIST
“Entertaining.”--COMIC BOOK RESOURCES
“Perfect.”--FORCES OF GEEK
“We have a worthy sequel on our hands…. A must read.”--COMICOSITY
“Blew me away.”--GRAPHIC POLICY
“Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book.”--BLOODY DISGUSTING
“Subversive and blunt in its message and jaw dropping in its stunning visuals.”--GEEK CHIC ELITE
“Takes full advantage of what only the comic medium can offer.”--THE OUTHOUSERS
“Crazed consumer culture, a twisted value system, a mass of humanity all insular and selfish, it’s all on a high boil now. Fight Club 2 is on a high boil indeed.”--COMIC GRINDER
“Another Palahniuk cult favorite story.”--MOVIEBUZZERS
“Palahniuk's unabashedly harsh and compulsively readable prose work amazingly well in the 'comic book' medium.”-BIG SHINY ROBOT“If you realize that you're not a beautiful and unique snowflake, if you enjoy selling rich women their own fat back to them as soap as a beautifully symmetrical business relationship, or if you just want to see how tripped out this guy can really get, then be sure to pre-order your copy at your local comic book shop by May 4th. It promises to be a helluva ride.”--FANBOY COMICS
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