Plot details revolving around the previously announced graphic-novel sequel to Fight Club have surfaced.
In an interview with Hustler, Chuck Palahniuk revealed the sequel will begin from Tyler Durden’s submerged point-of-view, as he observes the day-to-day life of Cornelius, the man he transformed after the events of Fight Club. His wife grows tired of the mundane lifestyle that’s engulfed them, and she begins to experiment with the drugs Cornelius needs to suppress the mysterious and charismatic Durden who lives inside of him. As a result, Durden returns to wreak havoc on their lives. That’s the part I’m looking forward to the most.
If you’re wondering why Palahniuk went with the comic book format, you’re not alone. However, it seems he’s confident his story will fit perfectly within the new medium.
“My publisher’s been shipping me to comic-cons, and it seems that my readership overlaps perfectly with the comic-con crowd,” he said in an interview with concordmonitor.com. “So I thought, ‘Why not?’ It’s like storyboarding a movie. It’s fun. It won’t be published for a while, and we’ll probably bring it out in installments, rather than book form.”
Fight Club is an incredible story which portrays personal struggle in a dark, emotional, and at times hilarious manner, which only Palahniuk could write. To see these concepts enter the comic book world is excellent news, and further emphasizes comic’s creative ability to extend stories beyond their original platforms.