Morgan Spurlock and Dark Horse Entertainment are teaming up to create a comic book based on Spurlock’s Super-Size Me documentary from a few years ago.

The book, “Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast Food Culture,” will feature bizarre stories about the U.S.’s obsession with fast food that weren’t seen in the film while still hoping to make a point about health and nutrition. Spurlock will write the stories, with a mix of established and up-and-coming artists scripting and drawing the book. It is set for publication in the spring.

It will be really strange if this book is a mere 22-pages long.

via THR

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  1. Big Money B.G.
    July 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    Strange! Was there honestly a demand for a “Super Size Me” comic book? And from Dark Horse of all people?!

    I’m not saying it’s a BAD idea, just an incredibly out-of-left-field one. The documentary was great, and “Fast Food Nation” has probably anything and everything else anyone needs to know about the industry in it. However, that one doesn’t have the pictures, so we’ll see…

    I’m guessing “Super HIGH Me” would translate better…Trippy adventures, battles with local law enforcement, and tons of comedy. Someone should get on that…

  2. July 23, 2009 at 4:44 am — Reply

    I really wonder what a comic book format would add to that film. Was there anyone who asked for this?

    In the film, he had some doctors examine him regularly, and there were rumors that those were faked. In a comic format, they would just lose further credibility imho.

  3. Kurt Fenreer
    July 23, 2009 at 6:34 am — Reply

    Drat. let’s try this again without the altered words vanishing.

    In the Immortal Words of Matthew Peterson:

    “I figure anything DESIGNED to expand the readership of comics can’t be all bad.

    And fans of SUPER SIZE ME, be they VEGETARIAN ACTIVISTS or not, have as much right to love what they love as anyone else, especially given the tendencies in our own beloved art form to be FAT, BALD, or UNHEALTHY.”


  4. Jacin B
    July 23, 2009 at 8:35 am — Reply

    Wow. Just … wow. You ride that 15 minutes for all it’s worth there, Mr. Spurlock.

    Meanwhile, I’m headin’ to McDonald’s for lunch to grab one of their new Angus cheeseburgers. Anyone want me to pick them up anything … ?

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