Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx as the title role hit theaters in two weeks. Now, Django is crossing over into the comic book world. How? Well, Tarantino movie scripts are dense and read more like graphic novels. Many cuts are made from his scripts before the film makes it to the big screen. So, what’s done with all the scraps? This time around they’re being translated into a six issues comic book.
DC Comics is taken Tarantino’s complete screenplay and creating a new comic mini series about the film which sets in pre-civil war south. Django Unchained is about a slave, who encounters a German-born bounty hunter on the trail of the infamous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to them. In return, Django is trained in the art of bounty to kill all who have oppressed him, especially the evil slave master Calvin Candie, who took Django’s wife for his own pleasure.
Artist R.M. Guera will illustrate the first Django Unchained Comic, which hit shelves on December 19th. Below, the first image is the forward written by Tarantino himself, and the second image is the centerfold illustrated by Jim Lee.