One such announcement is that the adventures of Earl Hickey and the entire Camden County gang will be translated from the small screen to a new licensed comic book property, to be published this winter by Oni Press. Like the NBC series, My Name is Earl (the comic) will follow the story of Earl Hickey, a reformed criminal who sets out to right the wrongs he committed in his life of petty crime in order to gain karmic redemption, after hearing Carlson Daly mention the term. Along for the ride is My Name is Earl staffer Hunter Covington.
According to Oni publisher Joe Nozemack, “When we first started talking to Fox about doing EARL comics, Hunter is one of the first names that came up. Hunter is the script coordinator for the show, a big comics fan, and the writer of one of my favorite EARL episodes, ‘The Bounty Hunter.’ With a resume like that, I knew we had to get him involved in our new adventures of Earl and the gang.”
Apparently, Covington won't be the only writer working on the new Earl comic series and will "be joined by a bevy of comic creators in making the full color adventures of Earl to the comic page."
Further details are scheduled to be revealed at the Oni Press panel at Comic Con in San Diego on Saturday morning. Stay tuned.