Read a sneak preview of the comic adaptation of the crazy trucker tale Duel

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Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here's an exclusive sneak peek of the next issue of Road Rage, the comic book adaptation of Richard Matheson's highway thriller Duel. This issue hits stores this Wednesday, April 25. Here's the plot synopsis:

Road Rage #3 (of 4)
Richard Matheson, Chris Ryall (w) • Rafa Garres (a & c)
The focus turns to the inspiration behind Throttle, Richard Matheson's classic tale of isolation and terror, Duel! See the story that inspired Steven Spielberg's movie come to vivid life here, courtesy of adapter Chris Ryall and artist Rafa Garres!

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DISCUSSION

By
MrLebowski

"Duel" was such a fantastic movie. Most people don't realize it was actually a made for TV movie, though it then later got a theatrical release. It shows just how adept Spielberg already was behind the camera, he was only in his mid-20's when he directed it, but it's done with such an assured hand.

The story is simple enough that it could make for a good graphic novel. It looks like they've taken a lot of the imagery from the movie for the comic — same car, same truck. Interesting they didn't try to rework it somewhat to make it more an adaptation of the story, rather than what appears to be an adaptation of the movie and story at the same time.