The first pages for Fight Club 2, the comic sequel to Chuck Palahniuk’s seminal 1996 novel, have been released, alongside exclusive artwork for the piece.
Rolling Stone were granted access to the first look of Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart’s 10-issue sequel, which will continue the story of Tyler Durden and the unnamed narrator.
The series is set to be published in May and will come courtesy of Dark Horse. Palahniuk is writing the narrative while Stewart is working as the illustrator.
You can check out the pages below.
While Fight Club was a relative success when it was initially released, it wasn’t until David Fincher adapted the novel into a 1999 movie of the same name, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, that it truly turned into a pop culture phenomenon.
David Mack has drawn the cover for the sequel of comic books, however, the rest of the issue is drawn by Stewart.
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The previously anonymous hero now has the name, Sebastian, and despite the fact that he had previously organized and led Project Mayhem, a huge posse of people who conducted terrorist-like activities to spread anti-consumerist ideas, he is now a prescription-pill-popping shell of a man.
However, he soon finds himself getting up to his old bruising tricks again.
Fight Club 2 was initially announced last year. At the time, Palahniuk promised to USA Today that he would take a look at the origins of Tyler Durden.
“Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into [the narrator’s] mind,” he explained.
Fight Club 2 is set 10 years after the first book, and it will see the narrator married to Marla Singer, who was played by Helena Bonham Carter in the movie adaptation, while he is also struggling to be a good father to their 9-year-old son, Junior.
Palahniuk also announced that the follow-up will revolve around the narrator’s attempts to recapture the antics of Project Mayhem.
“He tries to go back and reclaim that phase of his life, and is just a pathetic failure,” Palahniuk declared. “He’s not that person anymore. But beyond that, it’s what the organization has grown into in his absence and what he’s pulled back into.”
Fight Club 2 will be available to purchase on May 27, 2015.
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