Morgan Spurlock to get 'Supersized'

Dark Horse graphic novel accompanies his 2004 doc

Morgan Spurlock, director of "Super-Size Me," and his production shingle Warrior Poets are teaming up with Dark Horse for an original graphic novel that will act as companion to that 2004 movie.

The book, "Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast Food Culture," will feature bizarre stories about the U.S.'s obsession with fast food that weren't seen in the film while still hoping to make a point about health and nutrition. Spurlock will write the stories, with a mix of established and up-and-coming artists scripting and drawing the book. It is set for publication in the spring.

Spurlock said after his movie was released that he and Warrior Poets were inundated by calls from people who wanted to share their tales from the fast-food underbelly, including the story of a fat man whose cremation made a mortuary smell like French fries and the man that built in his garage a museum of McDonald's food that never aged.

"As great as they were on paper, I think they'll be better told in a graphic-novel form," Spurlock said. "They're funny, they're gross, and hopefully they'll be informative too."

A clown character called MC Super-Size Me, created during the promotion of the movie, will act as the guide through the stories, in the same way the Crypt Keeper hosted the ghoulish stories in EC Comics' "Tales From the Crypt."