Written by: Denise Mina
Illustrated by: Andrea Muttti
Publisher: Vertigo/DC Comics
Pub Date: November 13, 2012
Pre-order on Amazon.com
Based upon the best-selling trilogy by the late author Stieg Larsson is the new graphic novel adaptation from DC Comics/Vertigo. Thanks to edelweiss I got a chance to see a sneak peak at issue one. The complete book will be on sale on November 13
The graphic novel follows the same plot from the original books and both the US and Swedish movie versions. Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who is having major legal trouble, is asked to investigate a forty-something-year-old missing case by Mr. Vanger.
Mr. Vanger believes that his niece was murdered and he wants Mikael to find the killer. Desperately needing the money, Mikael takes the job, but soon realizes he’ll need help in the investigation. He hires the tattooed, pierced, Gothic Lisbeth Salander, who happens to be the same young woman that recently ran a background check on him.
I’ve seen the 2011 US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and issue one of the graphic novel follows closely to the storyline. With a Hitchcock narration, a Swedish setting, and Gothic style artwork, you’ll get a tingle down your spine as you are sucked into the dark mystery of what happened to the sixteen-year-old Harriet Vanger.