The Middleman

What ever came of The Middleman and his plucky sidekick, Wendy? Fans of ABC Family's quirky single-season series will get the answer to that and more when a proper finale is presented in graphic-novel form this summer, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Middleman: The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse — not much hyperbole there! — will be penned by executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (the auteur of the Viper Comics Graphic Novels on which the TV series was based) and Hans Beimler, with illustrations by Armando M. Zanker and layouts by Les McClaine. This collector's item will be released in July 2009, to coincide with the San Diego Comic Con.

But wait, there's more!

Also in July, a DVD set of The Middleman Season 1 (starring, of course, Matt Keeslar and Natalie Morales) will hit stores, featuring all 12 of the episodes that aired on ABC Family in summer 2008, plus extensive bonus materials.

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