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Thursday, June 21, 2007

"I Could Be Manager In Two Years. King. God."
The Repo Man Sequel... In Comics!


It was bound to happen, you know.

While some folks see comic books as a starting gate to begin their chase after the glitter and bright lights of Hollywood, recently we've been seeing a huge influx of those Hollywood authors and directors bringing their silver-screen dreams alive in the pages of comics and graphic novels. And who can blame them? What writer wouldn't want to set aside the headaches and hassles of egomaniacal actors, meddling production companies, shooting permits, budgetary constraints, mortified television executives and endless meeting after meeting after meeting just to get anything done... and just get down to telling stories? When you consider all it takes for these people to get their visions realized, those bright lights of Hollywood look pretty dull and dingy to me.

With the runaway direct-to-comicbook success of Buffy: Season Eight, the recent promise of more Serenity comics, Veronica Mars: Season Four all but confirmed for later this year... directors and writers are hearing the message clearly. Comics is where it's at, baby.

And there could be no greater proof of this truth than yesterday's announcement that director Alex Cox (Sid & Nancy) is making the unfilmed sequel for his awesome Repo Man into a original graphic novel! One part punk rock comedy, one part creepy science fiction masterpiece, one part biting social commentary on the American Dream, the 1984 cult flick managed to walk the line between smartly intellectual and brazenly fun in a way few movies ever have. Definitely a favorite!

I've been waiting for a sequel to this flick since the 80's and couldn't be more excited about the news of a direct-to-graphic-novel sequel. And give visionaries like Mister Cox a hearty round of applause for doing just that! Read the story here and while you're at it go ahead and give the trailer for Repo Man a watch too. You'll be damn glad you did!

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