Chuck Palahniuk returns to the world of Fight Club with a new comic book sequel that continues the story of his original novel and movie adaptation. He wrote the comic himself, with art from Cameron Stewart. The book will launch on Free Comic Book Day, May 2, with a special edition followed by the first issue of the regular series later in the month. The Hollywood Reporter has a first look at the variant cover for the first issue, which comes from Sex Criminals Artist Chip Zdarsky.

Fight Club 2 was announced last year, and will continue the story of the the unnamed protagonist of his 1996 novel and movie originally played by Edward Norton. He is now married to Marla, played by Helena Bonham Carter, and is a father. His named is revealed to be Sylvester, though his violent alter ego Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt, is waiting in the wings to destroy the mundane life that goes along with that new moniker. This alternate cover art will be made exclusively available from Books-A-Million, with David Mack providing the cover art for the official first issue.

Fight Club 2 will be a 10-part miniseries, and debuts May 27, which will be the day after Chuck Palahniuk releases his new collection of short fiction titled Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread. Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart and David Mack will make their first public appearance together at Seattle's Emerald City Comicon this weekend, with a panel set for 10:30 am Saturday morning. The trio will also hold a signing later in the afternoon. Take a look at this cover variant, along with the previously released art work and fake Fight Club boardgame:

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