Local celebrity Chuck Palahniuk is on a media tear during the release of his newest cool thing: the comic-book sequel to his mega-super-hit Fight Club. He's been on Buzzfeed and Mashable whetting people's appetite for more Tyler Durden and more human-fat soap.
But the latest PR tidbit is by far the most tantalizing for Portlanders, or at least Portlanders in awe of the Portland Literary Mafia: Palahniuk has written himself and his whole sort-of celebrity writing group into Fight Club 2. That means appearances by Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, Lidia Yuknavitch, Suzy Vitello and Diana Jordan.
Strangely, there is no mention of Cheryl Strayed, perhaps the currently most famous member of the group, appearing in the comic. Does it cost too much to license her image?
Anyway, since the comic is being published by Dark Horse, which is also Portland-based, it's time to start asking some serious questions about what other Portland-y things are going to appear in Fight Club 2. Will there be violence at a Salt & Straw? A gang of angry homeless people pushing over a port-a-potty with a chronic masturbator inside? Two lanes closed on the Broadway Bridge?
The first two volumes are already available but we fully expect a high elf attacking a BMW with a sword in the third one, which comes out July 22.