We've seen perfumes, clothing lines, memoirs, but for some reason Jennifer Love Desperate is developing a comic book anthology called The Music Box with comic publishing powerhouse IDW set to publish.
She's really into comic books????
The series will center around a strange music box and will chronicle the odd events that happen to the people who possess it.
IDW Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall, says that "each story tells a standalone tale," but that "they are all linked together by this mysterious music box." Sounds kinda Lost-esque!
The actual comic book will be written by comic book heavyweight Scott Lobdell (X-Men, Fantastic Four, Alpha Flight), and in a unique twist, each individual issue will feature artwork unique to the particular story.
And they're wasting this all on Desperate????
The first issue, due out in November, will exhibit artwork by Michael Gaydos (Alias, Daredevil) and the following issues will feature other talents such as Casey Maloney, Adam Archer and legends George Tuska and Joe Rubenstein.
Lobdell compares The Music Box to creepy greats such as The Twilight Zone, Tales of the Crypt, Alfred Hitchock Presents and Boris Karloff's Tales of Mystery. He says that they are "classic scary page turners one and all," and that Hewitt's Box is "a horror/mystery/thriller…in that grand tradition."
We've heard that before.
He goes on to say that making Hewitt's vision a reality has been a "thrill."
Hewitt says that "the chance to create my very own comic, and a horror/thriller at that, is like a fun nightmare com true! I've always been fascinated by the notion that an inanimate object can hold as much malevolent energy as a human being can. And when they two meet, or are at cross purposes, very bad things can happen. I'm so proud of The Music Box and can't wait for people to read it…with the lights on, of course!"
Bet she's counting down the days till the publicity tour!
[Image via Matrix Photos.]