I absolutely adore Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands: it’s a truly beautiful film that still makes me cry no matter how many times I see it. Even hearing the bloody music almost sets me off. Burton has never matched it in my opinion. There were rumours of a remake a while back which thankfully came to nothing, but there have been some efforts by fans over the years to continue the story. Now a comic book is coming out from IDW Publishing, written by Kate Leth (Fraggle Rock) and illustrated by Drew Rausch (My Blacks Don’t Match!), that follows on from the Johnny Depp masterpiece. The five-issue miniseries will apparently feature the little girl who old Kim told her story to in the movie. IDW’s synopsis:
“In a castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands… but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn’t the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face to face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth… despite the stories her grandmother told her, about the man she could never touch.”
Frankly I can’t wait to get my hands on this, though of course like many fans I’ve had my own ideas on how the tale could continue. The first issue is out sometime in October, and I will be reviewing it then!