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Best-selling comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Entertainment has secured the worldwide rights to adapt the international phenomenon and best-selling Millennium Trilogy novels into graphic novels. DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint will work with the estate of Stieg Larsson and Hedlund Literary Agency to adapt the books.  The announcement brings together two publishing powerhouses just in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair and New York Comic-Con.

Each book by Larsson will be presented in two graphic novel volumes that will be available in both print and digital formats.  THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO volumes will be released in 2012, with volumes for THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE following in 2013, and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS’ NEST wrapping up the graphic novel series in 2014.

“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-Publisher 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.”

“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.

DC Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing best-selling graphic novels and comic books, including best-selling Vertigo titles SANDMAN, FABLES, 100 BULLETS and ROAD TO PERDITION.

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is an international publishing juggernaut, with more than 60 million books sold worldwide and reaching the top of numerous best seller lists. Sales for all three books exceed 17 million copies in the U.S. alone, including digital sales of 3.5 million copies. Since September 2008, when THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO was published in hardcover, Larsson’s books have been a constant presence on bestseller lists across America.

The various storylines in the Millennium Trilogy revolve around truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist.

via The Source

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  1. brenton8090
    October 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm — Reply

    Yeah, but who’s doing the writing and art chores? This could be another lame licensed property, or this could be Darwyn Cooke’s PARKER books.

  2. Oldcomicfan
    October 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    Cool. I hope they base it off the novel and not the movies. They really had to simplify the plots and characters for the movie. Plus, as good an actress as Noomi Rapace is, she didn’t fit the role. According to the book, Lisbeth Salander was described as looking like a waif, resembling a small, flat-chested 14 year old, and had red hair that was sometimes dyed black. Part of the impact of the book, that was lost in the film, was that Lisbeth looked so small, fragile and helpless that it took everybody by surprise when she whipped out a can of Whup-azz and took down some thug who was three times her size. And I hope they set it in Sweden, too. The streets, towns, buildings, cars, telephones, railroad tracks, lamp posts, mail boxes and just about everything else are different in Sweden. Being a quarter Swedish, I am in a position to know.

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