“Pushing Daisies” pushes back in the comics

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The all too short-lived Pushing Daisies was like watching a cartoon — all bright colors and fantastical situations. But now, the series will get animated for real. Series creator Bryan Fuller is moving ahead with the rumored comic book version of the show.

Former Pushing Daisies actor Chi McBride told Sci Fi Wire that he has read some of Fuller’s script for the comic. The series would be released as a 12-issue miniseries by DC on its Wildstorm imprint. McBride, who played the knitting detective Emerson Cod, said the pages her have seen are “off the hook. It’s really good.”

Now, this isn’t the first time Pushing Daisies found itself on ink and paper. A special comic was printed for the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con (see above). But now the series would follow in the successful footsteps of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by continuing its story outside of TV. Fuller has said previously that a comic would tie up loose ends caused by the show’s premature cancellation.

McBride said the comic “seems a little darker” than the whimsical ABC series. There’s one story in particular called “The Head” that he hopes gets made. And you know what that means given The Pie-Maker’s unique abilities, right? Hello, dismembered talking head. Darker indeed.

Well, as long as they keep Olive Snook in that easy-access dress, I’ll be happy. So, are you excited to hear about a Pushing Daisies comic?

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