Chuck Palahniuk has been my favorite author for quite some time. My love for him, like for many of you, started with the Fight Club movie. After watching what David Fincher did on screen, I went home and feverishly read the book. I never really thought about what would happen afterwards, but when I heard about the announcement for Fight Club 2; I flipped out over the possibilities. On Free Comic Book Day we’ll be able to finally break those first two rules of Fight Club and find out what happens.
Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, Tyler Durden lives… a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long, the wife has seen to that. The time has come . . . Rize or Die.
On Saturday May 2nd, Dark Horse Comics will debut one of the most anticipated comic book and literary events of the year with a FIGHT CLUB 2 story written by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk, illustrated by Eisner Award winning artist Cameron Stewart and colored by award winning Dave Stewart. The Dark Horse Comics Free Comic Book Day Sampler includes a 14-page story that adapts the ending of the FIGHT CLUB novel (which fans will recall is different than the ending of the acclaimed film) and leads into the upcoming Dark Horse Comics FIGHT CLUB 2 comic book series. The first issue of FIGHT CLUB 2 will be available at comics shops, select book stores and digitally via the Dark Horse digital store and app on May 27th.
Each issue of the series will feature covers by bestselling artist David Mack. Additionally, issue 1 features previously revealed variant covers by Lee Bermejo, Amanda Connor, Steve Lieber, Cameron Stewart, and Chip Zdarsky as well as as-yet-unrevealed variant covers by Joëlle Jones, Paul Pope, and Tim Seeley. The series is edited by Scott Allie, Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief.
“Chuck’s work has only gotten bolder since FIGHT CLUB first took us all by surprise in the mid 1990s,” said Allie. “FIGHT CLUB 2 has been generating international headlines for months, but the sheer amount of mayhem and chaos contained in this comic, along with audacious and profound storytelling, will take people by surprise.”
Dark Horse Comics has encouraged fans to further contribute to the mayhem with a guerilla marketing campaign utilizing the phrases “Tyler Durden Lives” and “Rize or Die” in order to win Easton Press limited, leather-bound editions of Palahniuk’s novels BEAUTIFUL YOU, FIGHT CLUB and SURVIVOR. Fans are encouraged to e-mail their photos and letters using the phrases “Tyler Durden Lives” and “Rize or Die” to: [email protected].
As Dark Horse Comics publishes FIGHT CLUB 2, Palahniuk’s first foray into comic book writing, Doubleday will publish MAKE SOMETHING UP, the novelists’ first ever short story collection, on May 26. Palahniuk will embark on a book tour later this spring with events in New York, Pittsburgh, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, DC., Kansas City, Chicago and Portland. For more updates on FIGHT CLUB 2 and Project Mayhem, follow Tyler Durden on Twitter and visit the official FIGHT CLUB 2 website and the official Chuck Palahniuk fansite, www.chuckpalahniuk.net.