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Detective Pikachu Graphic Novel Based on the Movie Based on the Game Coming This Summer

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In a strange string of adaptations, it has recently been revealed that there will be a Detective Pikachu graphic novel based on the upcoming movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, which itself is an adaptation of the 3DS game Detective Pikachu.


The announcement was made via the Twitter page of Legendary Comics, who are making the graphic novel. Legendary Comics have previously published graphic novels based on franchises like Warcraft and Pacific Rim. It seems that the basic plot of a kid named Tim Goodman working with a talking Pikachu to solve the mystery of his missing father in Ryme City has made it through all stages of adaptation, from the game to the movie and now to the graphic novel, though the cover of the graphic novel makes it clear that it will in fact be based off of the movie version, which, based on trailers, looks like it will be taking some liberties with the original narrative from the game.

Not much else was revealed about the graphic novel except that it is scheduled to release sometime this summer. The Detective Pikachu movie, meanwhile, is set to hit theaters on May 10 and the game is available now, exclusively for the 3DS.

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Dylan Siegler
Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).