Girl With the Dragon Tattoo graphic novel coming from DC Vertigo

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo comic imageDC Entertainment has nabbed graphic novel adaptation rights to adapt the international phenomenon and best-selling Millennium Trilogy novels into the medium. DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint will partner with the estate of Stieg Larsson along with Hedlund Literary Agency to adapt the books.

Each book by Larsson will be presented in two graphic novel volumes. 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,” said DC co-publisher Dan DiDio. “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.

Read more about this developing story at MyFantasyArt.com.