Mega bestselling author James Patterson will be writing comics for IDW, USA Today reports.
Patterson, creator of the Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club series of novels, is entering a partnership to create comic books and graphic novels with IDW Publishing. The first titles will appear in May. The stories will include brand-new material, adaptations of his past novels and offshoots of existing work.
“Comics could reach a much larger audience than they do right now,” says Patterson, who often works with co-authors and whose thrillers are frequently at or near the top of USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list. “With all of the quality work and talent that’s out there, this industry could be so much bigger.”
Patterson’s Maximum Ride has already been a best seller for Yen Press so this looks like a natural. for IDW.
Dara Naraghi will develop his Witch and Wizard series into a five-part miniseries and Alexander Irvine will adapt Patterson’s The Murder of King Tut later in the year.
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