By Darren Franich
Updated December 14, 2012 at 02:00 PM EST

Quentin Tarantino famously writes his screenplays long and tends to radically alter them while he’s filming. As EW’s Keith Staskiewicz points out in this week’s cover story, much of the third act of Django Unchained was rewritten on the fly — to say nothing about the characters who were composited or eliminated during production or editing. Fortunately for film fans interested in seeing Tarantino’s original Django vision translated into visual form, Vertigo is putting out a six-issue comic book adaptation of Tarantino’s screenplay. With art by R. M. Guéra (Scalped) and Jason Latour, Django Unchained #1 hits on Dec. 19, but EW has obtained two nifty first looks at the issue: A groovy centerfold spread illustrated by Jim Lee, and a foreword by Tarantino himself. Tarantino’s foreword references Delmer Daves, David Cassidy, Howard Hawks, and Jim Brown, naturally. Check out the image below — click on it for a larger look!

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Django Unchained

  • Movie
  • R
  • 165 minutes
  • Quentin Tarantino