First it was the actors; then it was the directors and musicians and TV show staff writers. Now it’s the famous novelists who think comics are the bees knees, as the AP reports. Clues as to state of the loooonnnnggg brewing OMEGA THE UNKNOWN by Jonathan Lethem and Farel Dalrymple (left) are also dropped:
“It was an interesting challenge,” Lethem said. “One of the things I concluded very quickly was that it’s not a written form. My primary task was to provide amazing things for artists to draw.”
The first six issues are in the can, and the series will have a total of 10, like the original, which debuted in 1976. No official release date has been given.
Greg Rucka, Brad Meltzer, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King and Michael Chabon. Meltzer sums up the trend:
Meltzer and his publishers also put excerpts of “Justice League” into the paperback edition of “Book of Fate,” the first time a comic book has appeared in a novel, he says.
He believes the medium shouldn’t matter, as long as the story is good.
“There has just been so much snobbery that has existed with comic books,” he said. “We’ve got to prove that these things are equal.”