“Dexter” fans will finally get their comic book fix in February when Marvel Comics debuts its five issue “Dexter” miniseries, initially announced during New York Comic Con 2011. USA Today reports the book by “Dexter” creator Jeff Lindsay and artist Dalibor Talajic is set for debut early next year and will feature an original story that introduces the “Skid Row Slasher” into the Dexter mythos.
“Marvel Comics has always been a place where I felt at home. It has been a very important part of my life, and has always been a wellspring of creative and relevant ideas,” Lindsay told USA Today. “I feel like I’m coming home. It is a huge thrill for me to bring ‘Dexter’ into this very special pantheon.”
The miniseries casts the Skid Row Slasher as “a rookie serial killer hounding Miami’s finest” and sees Dexter deal with attending his high school reunion. Marvel Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher and “Dexter” editor Ruwan Jayatilleke stated the series will stay true to the tone and mythos of the show.
“Naturally, the comics will further ‘dimensionalize’ Dexter as a character and build on the equity and excitement that the books and TV show have created,” Jayatilleke said. “The story of a lovable, vulnerable serial killer was — and is still — very fascinating. There’s nothing like a well-written antihero, and that’s what Jeff does so expertly. He moves readers who are anchored in the middle from the different extremes of good and evil. Along the way, he envelops them in well-crafted hilarity plus thrills.”
“Dexter” #1 by Jeff Lindsay and Dalibor Talajic hits stores in February.