In a comic book.
Jennifer's Body, written by Juno scribe Diablo Cody, stars Megan Fox as its lead. You probably know the plot: Megan Fox is hot, kind of naked, covered in blood, kissing a girl and devouring high school boys in between talking on a hamburger phone or something. Y'know, since she's a demon. It promises to be entertaining, somewhat of a box-office success and if nothing else, an instant cult classic.
[image-1]BOOM! Studios has released the graphic novel adaptation, aptly titled Jennifer's Body, bringing Megan Fox even farther into the comic world and expanding upon the story of the film. It isn't quite a prequel, isn't quite a direct adaptation, detailing the lives of the boys who may or may not fall victim to Jennifer's mouth. The character of Jennifer Check is seen through their eyes, the stories entirely from their respective perspectives.
If Juno is any indication, Diablo Cody captures character quite well and even in a horror film with the potential to be overshadowed by Fox's, er, megans, I'm certain she'll do the same. So what's the point, then? Why a graphic novel? There's the obvious, of course: capitalizing on Megan Fox's body, even though all they have to do is write an article leading people to believe Megan Fox has done an issue of Playboy.
But there's also the fact that the graphic novel, as a medium, lends itself to stories such as these. It lends itself to taking source material like Diablo Cody's dialogue, like genre camp commentary Jennifer's Body, and matching it with trendy artwork and flashy colors, further developing characters that ("spoiler alert") really might just, well, die.
Writer Rick Spears, coupled with artists Jim Mahfood, Tim Seely, Ming Doyle and Nikki Cook give the universe found within the film more of a home, more of a history, and for genre and comic-lovers alike, that's a good thing.
And a good thing for Fox as well. She's been quoted, again in GQ, that if she "gets stuck doing comic book films for the rest of [her] life, [she'll] be happy ... if it's a character with a backstory and an arc and something progresses."
So while it may be a bit backwards this time from screen to print rather than print to screen, Fox definitely gets her wish. With the inclusion of the graphic novel, with backstory and progression, she can check one fantasy off of her list. And so can you, for only $24.99.