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Comic-Con 2012: Quentin Tarantino Writing ‘Django Unchained’ Comic Adaptation

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Despite having “comic” in its title, much of the attention lavished on Comic Con these days has to do with the various movie and TV panels, not comic books. Ironically, it takes the involvement of one of the most admired filmmakers working today to get comics back into the headlines. For the record, that headline is “Quentin Tarantino Will Be Making His Comic Writing Debut By Adapting ‘Django Unchained‘ Into A Five-Part Miniseries For DC Comics.”

The full news is still trickling in, but here’s what we know:

DC was wrapping up it panel covering its ‘Before Watchmen’ series when a surprise guest showed up: Quentin Tarantino, literally arriving straight from the ‘Django Unchained’ panel over in Hall H. What happened next was recapped in real time by DC Comics’ official Twitter feed:

Video of the announcement (and further details) will be available soon, so check back in a bit for an update. In the meantime, let’s talk about Quentin Tarantino: Comic Book Writer. How cool is that? What we don’t know is if Tarantino himself will be personally involved in the adaptation process or if he’ll entrust his script to another writer to do the nitty-gritty. The suggestion that the comic adaptation will contain “story aspects that aren’t in the movie” sugests the former.

It’s a wise business move: most comic geeks are also movie geeks, so this will be a must-read, but this is the kind of thing that can bring non-readers into their local comic book shop. What do you think? Will you be picking up the ‘Django Unchained’ comic?

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