Peter Straub Signs to Write Graphic Novel

Posted on June 9, 2007

Bestselling horror author Peter Straub and screenwriter and actor Michael Easton have been signed by Vertigo to write an original graphic novel called The Green Woman. Vertigo is the imprint of DC Comics that is for mature audiences, not children.

Peter Straub is best known to American readers for his horror novels, Ghost Story, Koko and The Hellfire Club. Straub previously co-wrote two novels, The Talisman and Black House, with Stephen King. Soap opera fans know Easton best as John McBaine of One Life to Live. He is also a screenwriters and poet.

"When Jonathan Vankin at Vertigo suggested that my friend Michael Easton and I try doing a graphic novel, things fell together pretty quickly," said Straub. "Our ideas seemed perfect for the graphic novel form, and, both DC/Vertigo's wonderful history and the great enthusiasm of Jonathan Vankin and Karen Berger made it obviously the right place for our book."

“To this day, the best graphic novel I ever read is Preacher, and Peter always admired Sandman," said Easton. "So when Peter and I, in a fit of inspired madness over a few tumblers of Pappy Van Winkle, came up with our idea for The Green Woman, we quickly agreed that Vertigo was the place to turn this thing loose. Bow that we're here, we feel like we're home."

The Green Woman will be a horror story about a serial killer and the police detective who is determined to bring his down. We wouldn't be surprised in the least if Easton has already taken a crack at a screenplay to sell to Hollywood.

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