Lee Bermejo's cover for "The Girl Who Played With Fire: Book One," part of Denise Mina's graphic novel series adapting Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. (Vertigo / DC Comics)Link
The cover of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Book One." (Vertigo / DC Comics)Link
The cover of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Book Two." (Vertigo / DC Comics)Link
The cover for “The Girl Who Played With Fire: Book One,” part of a graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy, reveals the story’s anti-social heroine, Lisbeth Salander, surrounded by flames.
Hero Complex readers get a first look at the cover, by comic artist Lee Bermejo, whose DC Comics work includes drawing for “Before Watchmen: Rorschach,” “Lex Luthor: Man of Steel” and “Resident Evil: Fire & Ice,” among other titles.
The book is the third installment in a planned sextet — two volumes for each of Larsson’s novels– released by DC’s edgy imprint Vertigo and adapted by Scottish crime writer Denise Mina with art by Andrea Mutti and Leonardo Manco.
Mina, whose résumé includes 10 novels, a handful of plays and a stint writing “Hellblazer,” told Hero Complex in December that comics are the ideal form for a retelling of Larsson’s complex mystery thriller.
“I think graphic novels are closer to prose than film, which is a really different form,” Mina said. “You really couldn’t have any of the fraud story in the film because you can’t really explain fraud in a movie unless you have a notice board. But you can do it in a graphic novel. I know a lot of people who bought the book and didn’t read it, or gave up on it, and I think those people would like the comic.”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Book One” was released in November, and “Book Two” hits shelves this May. “The Girl Who Played With Fire: Book One” arrives in comic shops Oct. 30. Dates for “Book Two” and the two installments of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” have not been announced.
Click through the gallery above for a look at the new cover and the covers for “Dragon Tattoo.”
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