SDCC '10 | Bill Sienkiewicz illustrates <i>Dexter</i> webseries

Award-winning illustrator Bill Sienkiewicz, best known for comics like New Mutants, Elektra: Assassin and Stray Toasters, will take a stab at serial killer Dexter Morgan with an animated webseries -- or is it a motion comic? -- based on the acclaimed Showtime drama.

Debuting online in October, Dexter Early Cuts: Dark Echo will follow the character as he's challenged by a copy-cat killer who doesn't follow a code. The six chapters are written by Tim Schlattmann, Dexter co-executive producer and staff writer, and voiced by series star Michael C. Hall.

According to IGN.com, Dark Echo opens immediately after the death of Dexter's father Harry, with a young Dexter enrolled in medical school, studying to improve his craft. During a kill, he realizes another student has been spying on him, leading to a clash between the two.

Based on a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, Dexter premiered on Showtime in October 2006. The fifth season begins on Sept. 26. The show was featured this afternoon in two panels at Comic-Con International.

Watch the trailer for Dark Echo after the break.

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