In October 2014, US comics publisher IDW Publishing announced that Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series in 2015.
The first series (consisting of 5 episodes) and titled “The Interconnectedness of All Kings” has been written by Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and creator/writer of series such as Zombies vs Robots, Groom Lake, and The Hollows. The artist is Tony Akins (Fables).
As in the BBC TV series previously, Dirk Gently in the comics doesn’t look like at all Douglas Adams’ description of his character. Also the series takes place in America.
Two big changes that didn’t prevent the series from being a nice critical and public success.
The second series of the comics titled “A Spoon Too Short” (one of the alternative names of the unfinished “Salmon of Doubt”) has been announced at the end of 2015. It is written by Arvind Ethan David and the artist for this second series is Ilias Kyriazis.
The Interconnectedness of All Kings
“In his first-ever comic series, Dirk has been forced to leave his beloved England behind, coming to the too-sunny, too-cheery, and altogether too-bizaarre-even-for-Dirk city of San Diego, California, where he gets embroiled in three separate (or are they?) cases involving reincarnated Egyptians, golden cell phones, and copycat killers. All this in a new town seemingly incapable of making even a single proper cup of tea.”
Writer : Chris Ryall
Artist : Tony Akins
1st episode – Published May 20, 2015 / Preview
2nd episode – Published July 8, 2015 / Preview
3rd episode – Published August 26, 2015 / Preview
4th episode – Published September 30, 2015 / Preview
5th episode – Published November 18, 2015 / Preview
Paperback collection – Published January 26, 2016
A Spoon Too Short
“A Spoon Too Short is Dirk Gently’s most baffling and incomprehensible case. Inspired by the tantalizing alternative title for the Dirk adventure Douglas Adams was working on prior to his death, written by Arvind Ethan David and executive produced by Max Landis, A Spoon Too Short follows the continuing adventures of the world’s weirdest detective.”
Writer : Arvind Ethan David
Artist : Ilias Kyriazis.
1st episode : Published February 03, 2016
2nd episode : Published March 02, 2016