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Marvel Announces DEXTER Comic Series

Everyone's favorite forensic expert/serial killer is finally getting his own comic.

Dexter Morgan is getting his own comic. If you've seen the Showtime series, Dexter, you know what it's about. Marvel has decided to do a comic adaptation of the series. This is actually a series that was previously announced but now it seems back on track.

Will this character work well in a comic book format? Will fans of the show want to check it out? The five-issue miniseries will be written by the series creator and New York Times best-selling Jeff Lindsay so we know Dexter will be in good hands. The art will be handled by Dalibor Talajic.

Dexter is a "skilled forensic blood spatter expert with the Miami police department but he’s also the city’s friendly neighborhood crime-fighting serial killer who has to face his greatest challenge yet—a high school reunion!"

Here's what Jeff Lindsay has to say about the comic:

Marvel Comics has always been a place where I felt at home. It has been a very important part of my life, and has always been a wellspring of creative and relevant ideas.

DEXTER #1 (OF 5)

Written by JEFF LINDSAY

Penciled and Inked by DALIBOR TALAJIC

Cover by DALIBOR TALAJIC

On-Sale February 2013I feel like I'm coming home. It is a huge thrill for me to bring Dexter into this very special pantheon.

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Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

As long as Punisher and Dexter team up in some capacity, it'll be awesome!!!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

As long as Punisher and Dexter team up in some capacity, it'll be awesome!!!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

aWsome Love Dexter!!! Is that suppose to be Dexter on the cover?

Posted by longbowhunter

I'm a huge fan of the show but never cared for the books Lindsay wrote. I'll sit this one out.

Posted by Loki9876

@MadeinBangladesh said:

aWsome Love Dexter!!! Is that suppose to be Dexter on the cover?

I don't think that's Dexter. He looks like his father.

Posted by kennybaese

It seems it's based less on the show and more on the books that inspired it, which makes sense given that the author or those books is also writing this miniseries. In which case, yes, that's most likely Dexter on the cover.

Posted by Selinaky

I'm a big Dexter fan so will probably check this one out.

Edited by The_Tree

Man, I haven't heard news on this since like a year ago, I thought it was cancelled. Cool to see that it's alive.

@Loki9876 said:

@MadeinBangladesh said:

aWsome Love Dexter!!! Is that suppose to be Dexter on the cover?

I don't think that's Dexter. He looks like his father.

It's based on the books rather than the show. I'm certain that's Dexter on the cover, I feel like I remember reading something about them having issues over licensing rights to make the characters look like the TV ones. So they had to go with original designs. I don't really like the way Dex looks on this cover though, he looks like Nic Cage.

Posted by queenfrost_

OMG *diez*

Posted by k4tzm4n
@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

As long as Punisher and Dexter team up in some capacity, it'll be awesome!!!

Ironic because Ray Stevenson is the villain in the current season of Dexter.
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Posted by Zomboid

YES! My favorite show, and I love Lindsay's original novels as well. This will help hold me over between the 7th and 8th season.

Posted by UrbanChill

wouldnt this title be better for dc comics ?

Posted by The Stegman

Ehhh, not a fan of Lindsay's books..this is one of the rare occasions where the television adaptation is better than the source material (along with The Vampire Diaries, and In my controversial opinion, The Walking Dead) 
 
@UrbanChill:  
 

wouldnt this title be better for dc comics ?


 
 
Why do you say that?
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Posted by Vincie_Pooh

if its more on the book. Nice!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Awesomeness...but this just makes me yearn to have a comic series/miniseries for this guy...

Posted by DonFelipe

Love the idea of Comic-Dexter and Jeff Lindsay writing it. It's gotta be good.

It's also a good idea that Comic-Dexter doesn't look like TV-Dexter.

I'm thrilled.

Posted by Seafarinhare

SURPRISE MUTHAF***AH

Posted by ComicStooge

I can dig this.

Posted by Queso6p4

Yeah, once I saw who was writing it I added it to my pull list. Still, I hope it translates well.

Posted by Gonzo33

1 of 5? I thought this was an ongoing. Might actually pick it up if it is a mini series, a tight story.

Posted by UrbanChill

@The Stegman: idk really i just feel like this is a better suited comic for dc i couldnt explain why

Posted by zlightburn

Wouldnt this be a better fit on Vertigo?

Posted by HackedLife

Wonder if this will be based on the TV episode "Those Kinds of Things"? Dexter went to his high school reunion in that episode.