Just when you thought it was safe to hit the drive-thru again,"Supersized: Strange Tales From A Fast-Food Culture" arrives on the shelf at your local comic shop.
Written by "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock with writer Jeremy Barlow, "Supersized" is an original graphic novel that serves as a companion to Spurlock's 2004, Oscar-nominated documentary about fast food, culture, and the industry that feeds it. Tony Millionaire, Ron English, and a variety of other illustrators provide what's likely to be some truly stomach-churning visuals for the anthology, which includes both original stories and several that expand upon those in the original documentary.
"Supersized" hits shelves March 9, but the good folks at Dark Horse Comics have given Splash Page readers an exclusive preview of the book.
Official solicit text:
Supersized: Strange Tales From A Fast-Food Culture TPB
Do you dare find out what's happening behind the counters of your neighborhood fast-food joint? Then grab a bucket and dive into one of the creepiest graphic novels of the year! Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture is an entertaining-and at times gut-wrenching-series of stories focusing on America's ubiquitous and potentially destructive fast-food culture. A perfect companion to Super Size Me, the graphic novel will bridge the gaps between humor, fact, and heart, while peering behind the scenes of the fast-food world.
* Written by Morgan Spurlock with writer Jeremy Barlow and drawn by a variety of creators, Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture is an original graphic-novel companion to the Academy Award-nominated movie and expands on some of the bizarre stories not featured in the original film.
* The creative brain trust behind The Simpsons chose Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, 30 Days, Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?) to direct the Simpsons' twentieth- anniversary documentary.
Writer: Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Lukas Ketner, Tony Millionaire, Ron Chan, and others
Cover Artist: Ron English
Publication Date: March 09, 2011
Format: FC, 88 pages, TPB, 6" x 9"
Age range: 16