The character of the Narrator is unique to say the least, but the way he tells the story, the present tense narrative, the quick and brutal cuts, and the dark humor just begs to be a comic. We all saw the movie, and we all know how groundbreaking it was for the visual effects and the cynical tone that perfectly showcased the thirty-something struggling to find something to live for, and then realizing that that alone doesn’t prove you are alive. Tyler Durden taught us that there living is insanity, and that you can never go too above and beyond to demonstrate it. He inspired us to go out and make sure we get our healthy dose of rebellion each and every day.
A question I have is how they are going to handle the ending. I should probably mention here that for those of you who saw the movie but neglected to read the book, you should know that the ending is very different.
**SEMI BOOK/MOVIE SPOILERS AHEAD** (But really, it’s been 15 years, the chance had to have presented itself by now to watch it/read it.)
As spoiler free as I can get, here it is: instead of The Narrator shooting himself and “killing” Tyler, like in the movie, Tyler just vanishes. Poof! Gone! Disappears and apparently doesn’t return for quite some time, hinted at by the sequels timeline as Palahniuk has said the story will take place 10 years after Tyler Durden has disappeared.
The Fight Club comic is going to go deeper than any fan could imagine, and for those fans of Palahniuk, we all know this can only be a good thing. He’s talked about building a mythology and showing that Tyler Durden is maybe more than just the Narrator’s psychological disorder, but something much bigger and more sinister. So maybe in addition to catching up on all the shenanigans that Project Mayhem has been up to for the last decade or so, we can finally know what Tyler’s long, sick, and twisted game is.
The narrative will be jumping back and forth from past to present, showcasing the aftermath of marriage and a kid within a typical American lifestyle and polite society, which obviously is a huge contrast to what the Narrator’s previous life was. We will see how far the Narrator has fallen from the Durdanism teachings that Tyler worked so hard to emphasize, while probably continuing to explore the critiques of suburbia, consumerism, religion, and most likely featuring some good old fashioned organized crime.