Marvel Comics will be bringing everyone’s favorite serial killer to a brand new medium. This February New York Times Best Selling Author Jeff Lindsay will be doing a Dexter miniseries based off the hit Showtime series. If you follow Dexter on a regular basis or are a big fan of the show, you probably know this isn’t the first time Dexter Morgan has been shown in another format other than live-action. Showtime did a number of webisodes called Dexter Early Cuts, which looks into the very early life of Dexter Morgan. No Early Cuts Announced for this season, so why not do the next best thing; do a comic series. Here is the official press release:
Marvel Announces All-New DEXTER Comic Book Series
Series Creator Jeff Lindsay Brings Dexter to Comics for The First Time in February 2013
New York, NY—November 14th, 2012–Dexter Morgan is s skilled forensic blood spatter expert with the Miami police department but he’s also the city’s friendly neighborhood crime-fighting serial killer who has to face his greatest challenge yet—a high school reunion! Dexter #1 (of 5), from series creator & New York Times best-selling Jeff Lindsay and artist Dalibor Talajic (Deadpool), brings fans the very first comic book featuring everyone’s favorite psychopath, Dexter. While keeping his Dark Passenger’s bloodlust–his inner demon–under control, Dexter must stop the latest murderous threat to Miami…the Skid Row Slasher. As this new menace racks up a body count to rival that of Dexter, can Miami’s “darkest” hero save the day and keep his cover intact as a normal, well-adjusted member of society?
“Marvel Comics has always been a place where I felt at home. It has been a very important part of my life, and has always been a wellspring of creative and relevant ideas,” says Jeff Lindsay. “I feel like I’m coming home. It is a huge thrill for me to bring Dexter into this very special pantheon.”
The character of Dexter Morgan debuted in 2004’s Dily’s Award-winning Darkly Dreaming Dexter and has since appeared in five subsequent novels, with the seventh novel, Dexter’s Debut, scheduled for release in 2013. Marvels’ Dexter #1 marks the first time a story in the novels’ continuity has been presented in the comic book format.
“Dexter is a perfect fit for comics, bringing an exciting cast of layered characters together with gripping, visually arresting stories ” said Ruwan Jayatilleke, Associate Publisher & SVP, Marvel Entertainment. “It’s an honor for Marvel to work with a lauded author such as Jeff Lindsay, whose ability to both horrify and move an audience is unparalleled. Fans of Dexter will be thrilled by this new story that fits seamlessly into the world they already know.”
This February, join Dexter and his Dark Passenger in an all-new story from creator Jeff Lindsay in Dexter #1 (of 5), available in comic shops everywhere!
DEXTER #1 (OF 5)
Written by JEFF LINDSAY
Penciled and Inked by DALIBOR TALAJIC
Cover by DALIBOR TALAJIC
On-Sale February 2013
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