Denise Mina's graphic novel treatment of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millenium trilogy continues with the first part of The Girl Who Played with Fire due this summer.
As announced in December 2011, the task for Glaswegian crime novelist Mina was to turn The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
and its sequels The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest into six graphic novels for DC Comics.
Mina had form in the crime writing stakes, and her novel The End of the Wasp Season had been shortlisted for the prestigious Gold Dagger award.
With illustrations by Andrea Mutti and Leonardo Manco, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Book One was released in November, and the second book will be published this summer.
The Girl Who Played With Fire: Book One will be published in the autumn. Dates for the second instalment and the two instalments of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest have not yet been announced.
Larsson described Salander graphically enough in print in the first of the trilogy, making her stock image relatively easy for the illustrator.
He described her as "a pale, anorexic young woman who had hair as short as a fuse, and a pierced nose and eyebrows. She had a wasp tattoo about two centimetres long on her neck, a tattooed loop around the biceps of her left arm and another around her left ankle … A dragon tattoo on her left shoulder blade … she was a natural redhead, but she dyed her hair raven black."