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Quentin Tarantino‘s original screenplay for Django Unchained was adapted into comic book form over the past year, presenting realizations of scenes that didn’t end up in the final film. The screenplay was adapted by producer Reginald Hudlin and drawn by R.M. Guera (SCALPED), Jason Latour, Denys Cowan and Danijel Zezelj.

For those who like to wait to pick up one volume rather than several, the hardcover collection is hitting next week. Check out Tarantino’s list of fave western comics below, along with a few pages from the collection. Read More »

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The last time we previewed any material from the comic adaptation of Quentin Tarantino‘s original script for Django Unchained, the film wasn’t out yet. So it wasn’t easy to talk about how the comic exists as a piece of storytelling related to the movie. Now, we’re a couple months into the movie’s life as a near-immediate cultural touchstone, so it’s safe to guess that most people at least have some idea of the story’s basics.

The comic promises to have some scenes that didn’t make the film’s final cut, with interior art rendered by R.M. Guéra (Scalped) and Jason Latour. The second issue of the adaptation hits tomorrow, February 13, but you can get a look at a few pages below. The pages in question include the comic rendition Dr. Schultz’s explanation of the origin of Broomhilda’s name.

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Quentin Tarantino‘s revenge “southern” Django Unchained hits theaters at Christmas, with Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz playing a pair of bounty hunters who track down a trio of slaver brothers, and eventually the wife taken from Django. But that screen telling won’t be the only version of the story.

At San Diego Comic Con this year Vertigo Comics announced that it would publish a five-issue comic book version of Django Unchained, based on Tarantino’s original screenplay for the film. R.M. Guéra (Scalped) is doing the interior art, and Jim Lee is doing the variant cover for the first issue.

We’ve got the first look at Lee’s art below, along with the debut of the cover for the third issue, by Massimo Carnavale. Read More »

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