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Pushing Daisies Lives On (In the Comic Book World)

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Ned (Lee Pace) and Chuck (Anna Friel) may get a happy ending, but you'll have to wait for the Pushing Daisies comics if you want to see it.

Yes, the Pushing Daisies comics are coming, and although original reports had the show wrapping its storyline with Marvel, Pushing Daisies mastermind Bryan Fuller tells us exclusively, "We got a 12-issue order for a comic book for DC Comics. 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."

The original idea was to bring the gang to the big screen. "It's the movie idea that I wasn't sure we'd get to do. [The plot] is not really so much the back nine as it would've been on the television show, it's a whole new story that wraps everything up in a different context," says Bryan, speaking at the Paley Fest celebration of Pushing Daisies' final eps.

Look for the book this fall, but this summer, Comic-Con attendees may get a special treat. Says Bryan, "We're hoping that we'll have artwork as a giveaway at Comic-Con at the DC booth."

There's also a good chance the first 12 issues aren't the last you'll see of the Pie-Maker's adventures. Bryan tells us, "I literally just finished outlining the 12-episode arc, which has an ending that propels us into another big story, so it's kind of blackmailing them into ordering more comics, but we'll see if that'll happen. We were unable to blackmail ABC, and we had to go back and redo our [television] ending, so it's more satisfying for the fans."

Are you excited for a Pushing Daisies comic book? Or are you still hurting from the cancellation of the TV series? Hit the comments with your excitement or complaints.

The final three episodes of Pushing Daisies air on ABC beginning Saturday, May 30 at 10 p.m.


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