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Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy to be published as a graphic novel

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In its apparent quest to take over every form of media in existence, Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy will next storm the beaches of the graphic novel medium.

Vertigo, an imprint of DC Entertainment, has announced plans to bring the insanely popular series to the graphic novel format. Each novel will be split into two volumes —  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be released in 2012, on the heels of David Fincher's film adaptation, with The Girl Who Played With Fire following in 2013 and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest finishing the series in 2014.

"Stieg always liked comics and it will be exciting to see the unforgettable characters he created come to life on the comics page," Joakim Larsson, Stieg's younger brother, said of the series.

DC's Vertigo imprint is mostly known for darker subject matter, having published Sandman, Road to Perdition and V for Vendetta, so punk rock computer hacking laced with bouts of torture and rape feels like a good fit for them. 

The books will be available in both print and digital formats. Personally, I yearn to see a rock opera adaptation next — I understand Bono and The Edge have some experience in that field.