If Tim Gunn gets to be a comic book action hero, then surely Johnny Cash can handle the part. A new biography of Cash called Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness depicts the life of the legendary music star in the form of a graphic novel, The Boot reports. Whereas the biopic Walk the Line quits halfway through Cash’s life, the graphic novel, which is named after Will Oldham’s “I See A Darkness”—a tune Cash covered as a duet with Oldham on American III: Solitary Man and probably my favorite song of all time—takes on his triumphant legacy-sealing work with Rick Rubin in his later years.
According to The Boot’s Vernell Hackett, the book is currently available in Europe, where it’s a bestselling and award-winning success. Starting on October 1, the Cash graphic novel will be available in the States at bookstores or on Amazon here.
Seeing as how the big movie studios are obsessed with comic book heroes these days, how ‘bout we get this thing on IMAX screens by next summer?