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Chuck Dixon to pen 'Expendables' comic

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Writer Chuck Dixon will pen a four-issue miniseries based on the upcoming Lionsgate movie The Expendables.

Published by Dynamite Entertainment, the comic will serve as a prequel to the Sylvester Stallone film and feature artwork from Esteve Polls.

"I'm only going off the screenplay which is a huge help as it's so clearly and succinctly written. But it's hard to get a feel from a screenplay alone. But I think (I hope) I captured Stallone's vibe," Dixon told Newsarama.

"His dialogue here is very distinctive and there's a kind of shorthand between these characters who know each other so well. Trying to capture that has been the toughest part. But it's also liberating in a way because I'm free to use his language as a guide for improvisation."

The Expendables follows a team of mercenaries on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator. The comic series sees the band on an earlier adventure.

The film arrives in theatres in August. The comic will be available at retail level in May.

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