I Am Legend, starring Will Smith, tells the story of the last human man in a world of vampires. But how did the world get to be that way? According to Comic Book Resources, we will have an opportunity to answer that very question in a graphic novel to be put out by DC Comics Vertigo imprint.

The graphic novel will draw upon such creative talents as comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz, screenwriter Mark Protosevich and award-winning science fiction author, Orson Scott Card.

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From DC's solicitation for the graphic novel:

A deadly virus has taken hold of the world - rejected by a few (the immune), killing many (the dead), and leaving the rest (the infected) - who live on to hunt the living, after dark. The following are voices paying homage to Richard Matheson's classic novel. This is the experience of a dying mankind and the foretelling of a new world before we meet the legend, Robert Neville.

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