Chuck Palahniuk turned up at the ComicsPRO event for comic book retailers, for the Dark Horse Comics presentation. He was there to drum up support and excitement for the Fight Club 2 sequel comic book he has been writing. But he needed a hand.
Signed hands, handed out to every retailer…
Chuck told the crowd that Fight Club is unapologetically The Great Gatsby…and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest… and Gone With The Wind, Valley Of The Dolls – all stories of rebels who are left with nothing. And they always end in suicide.
The antecedent to Fight Club for Chuck was The Dead Poets Society, a story that Chuck hates. But it did have "guys going underground to read poetry to one another…"
And that Fight Club 2 takes all the existing pieces of the story and takes them to the next level. It goes into the past, destroying and rebuilding and taking things to the ultimate goal in issue 10.
He also reminded the crowd that David Fincher has optioned the stage rights to Fight Club as a rock opera with a score by Trent Reznor.
And from the artist, Cameron Stewart, "There are things I'm drawing in this book that I feel like I'm going to go to hell for"