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Chuck Palahniuk Breaks First Rule of Fight Club by Announcing Comic Book Sequel

Fight Club

Will pick up a decade after the original left off

Almost 20 years after the publication of his novel Fight Club, author Chuck Palahniuk announced Monday that he is releasing a 10-issue comic book sequel in 2015.

Word of Fight Club 2 spread when Palahniuk broke the epic first rule of Fight Club—that you don’t talk about Fight Club, per the 1996 novel and its 1999 movie adaptation—at New York’s Comic-Con last year. “I messed up and said I was doing the sequel in front of 1,500 geeks with telephones,” Palahniuk told USA Today. “Suddenly, there was this big scramble to honor my word.”

Jokes about the broken golden rule have been running rampant on social media since Palahniuk made the first graphic novel’s April 8 release known:

https://twitter.com/crossley_brian/status/491510991038193664

The series will be produced by Dark Horse Comics, and illustrated by Cameron Stewart. According to USA Today:

Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist [Tyler Durden] is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.

Most of the original characters will be brought back, the newspaper reports.

 

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