Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” in Development as a Comic Book at Dynamite

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Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” in Development as a Comic Book at Dynamite

In an interview with CBR’s SPINOFF ONLINE, writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith revealed that a comic book inspired by his new film “Tusk” was in the works at Dynamite Entertainment.

“We’ve been talking to the folks at Dynamite about doing Tusk universe comics, because I can pre-tell Howard Howe’s stories,” Smith told SPINOFF. “That would be fun!”

Smith and Dynamite have worked together multiple times in the past, with Dynamite adapting his “Green Hornet” and “The Six Million Dollar Man” (published as “Bionic Man”) screenplays as comic books, and co-publishing the current DC Comics crossover “Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet,” co-written by Smith and Ralph Garman. CBR News reached out to Dynamite CEO and publisher Nick Barrucci for additional comment, who confirmed that a “Tusk” comic is in development.

“Kevin’s Tusk movie looks amazing, and he’s been kind enough to allow us to be a part of it,” Barrucci said. “Man, think of the possibilities of the early stories. That will be some pretty intense comics. As soon as Kevin is ready, we cannot wait to publish the comic.”

Additionally, Smith stated that he will finish his previously announced DC miniseries, “Batman: Bellicosity,” “pretty soon.”

“Tusk” is scheduled for release in theaters this Friday, Sept. 19. “Afterlife with Archie” artist Francesco Francavilla has illustrated a series of promotional pieces for the film, including the following, which debuted exclusively on CBR: