Pushing Daisies: Update on the Comic; A Multi-Media Experience?

Pushing DaisiesBack when ABC aired the final three episodes of cancelled Pushing Daisies, series creator Brian Fuller said that he was working on a series of 12 issues of comic books. His intention was to fill in the gap between what we saw in the last episode and the brief flash forward that ended it.

He teased, “I think the comic book is great, because it has all the characters in it, and it starts a new story. It’s basically Chuck, Ned, Emerson and Olive versus 1,000 corpses, so it becomes a zombie movie, but the zombies are articulate and smart and can do things that no other zombies can do. The Pie-Maker versus 1,000 corpses.”

EW’s Michael Ausiello recently asked Fuller for a Pushing Daisies update and he said, “Issue no. 1 will hopefully be out in early 2011, issue no. 2 is being colored as we speak, and issue no. 3 is being written.”

But this may not be just a typical comic book series. Fuller added, “Our Emmy-Award winning composer Jim Dooley and I have been talking about giving the audience a multi-media experience with the comic —- specifically a score. We have no idea whether we can actually afford to do an actual Pushing Daisies comic soundtrack (because the cast has agreed to sing songs and those licensing fees are expensive), but Jim has already started composing musical cues that we will either release officially or stream for freesies online when the comic book is published. I’ve already heard the track for Lee Pace’s cover-diddy and it’s fantastic.”

Last year, Fuller said that, if the first dozen issues are successful, he’d be open to doing more.

What do you think? Would you be interested in purchasing the Pushing Daisies comics? Would a multi-media approach make you more likely to give them a try?

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  1. AAaaAaaAaAAAAaAaaA says

    I’ve just got into this show, because I never saw it on TV. My fiancee and I have been watching it on Netflix. I can’t believe that ABC cancelled this! …… or maybe I can…. So many great shows don’t last. I can’t wait for the comics! I’ll definitely buy them, and I hope they have enough success so that there can be more!

  2. Dawn says

    I don’t know what ABC was thinking. Pushing Daisies was the best most inventive show that television has produced for sometime, and it’s been sorely missed. I can’t wait for the comics to come out I plan to buy all 12. Hopefully this will finally bring an end worthy of such a fantastic show.

  3. heather says

    I would definitely buy a comic and hope that it would continue for more than 12 issues. The accompanying score would be neat, but I would still buy it regardless.
    I just fell in love with the show because of the characters and the stories and the way they were presented. There were so many little beginnings of stories during it’s short time that I know they could have a comic go on for awhile and I would be happy.

  4. Fischer says

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE PUSHING DAISIES WITH ALL OF MY LIFE, AND I WILL BUY ANY PRODUCT EVER PUT OUT. At one point, I heard of a movie being made. I literally about peed my pants. But, I guess I will have to live with the comics. Has anyone heard a date about when the first one will be released?

  5. derek says

    I’ll read the comics regardless, I just hope to know where I’d can get them from when it’s time. I think PD wasn’t advertised enough! I found out about the show via Netflix very recently, I may have recalled the show title, “PD”, somewhere once and it defintely put me off at that time too. And ABC seems the wrong network for it, a lot of less-than-good, odd shows on that network where PD’s uniqueness would be masked (Only one other great show reminded me of PD and I later learned the writer was responsible for the other too). I would try to bring PD back as a show too though, maybe try SyFy where they lack headlining shows and could gamble on advertising it bigtime because it’s a cult and great show at the same time.

  6. Becky N says

    Thank God! Yes I would buy every freaking one twice and then buy one for everyone else I know whether they wanted it or not!

  7. Maria says

    Happy to hear an update after all this time! I’ll definitely buy anything related to Pushing Daisies. I only hope it appears in early 2011- seems the deadlines keep getting pushed back. And an additional score would be simply brilliant!

    The show had a fair number of fans, but many have forgotten about the comics by this time. I mean, PD’s “normal” run ended two years ago, if you ignore the crammed final episodes in June 2009. If they are to sell well, I’d think some publicity/networking would be necessary.

  8. REC says

    I have been waiting for these comics since the show ended so abruptly! I don’t care for comics too much unless they’re from a tv show or movie i like so i can wait. I would much rather have a movie though, imagine what they could do with that!? The day ABC cancelled Pushing Daisies was the day i lost all faith in them.

  9. kelly says

    i do not know eather. im not a much into comic books. i did love Pushing Daisies, it was funny, not vilent, not so much sex and talking about sex in where you have to tell your child they dont need to know what they are talking about or tell them about the facts of life.

  10. Cody says

    I miss Pushing Daisies a lot, and I will definitely give the comic books a try! Hopefully the first 12 issues will sell well and DC will order more. Maybe, if the comics are successful, ABC will realize what a mistake they made canceling it and renew the TV show after all. (probably not, but I can dream) Hopefully they will release a boxed set of the TV series with both seasons together. Oh, well, it looks like I’ll just have to settle for the comics for now. Can’t wait!

  11. Addison says

    I will buy anything that is connected to Pushing Daisies, a huge loss when this show was cancelled! What was ABC thinking!!!!!!

  12. george says

    i still haven’t completely recovered from the show being cancelled. it was quite possibly my favorite of all time. i will purchase the comic if for no other reason than to show my support for the folks that worked so hard on it.

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