Jessica Goodman
July 08, 2015 AT 08:23 PM EDT

The first rule of Fight Club 2 is that everyone’s talking about Fight Club 2. The comic-book mini-series from Dark Horse Comics has already garnered its own obsessive fan base, and now Dark Horse comics announced that author Chuck Palahniuk will be a character in the series.

Palahniuk, who penned both the novel Fight Club and the comic, will have a reccurring presence alongside his fictional characters Tyler Durden and Marla Singer. Dark Horse also announced Issue 4 will include appearances from Palahniuk’s real-life writing crew, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, Lidia Yuknavitch, Suzy Vitello and Diana Jordan.

“Fans sometimes blur the line between the artist and the work, and having lived with these characters for twenty years, Chuck’s diving head on into it here,” said Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie in a statement. “Authors from Philip Roth to Bret Easton Ellis to Grant Morrison have popped up in their own work before, but Chuck’s taking it into all new territory, doing what he always does—giving you an experience no one else can provide.”

“By openly acknowledging the mechanics of film, David Fincher made his version seem more real and more mythic at the same time,” said Palahniuk. “By dragging my own creative process into FC2 I’m doing the equivalent of demonstrating splices, reel change-over marks, film breaks and rattling the film in the movie projector gate.”

Fans will be able to pick up an exclusive Fight Club 2 Issue 1 at San Diego Comic-Con, and Palahniuk will appear on two panels during the fest: Dark Horse Takes Over The World and Fight Club 2. Both will be held on Saturday, July 10.

See all of EW‘s Comic-Con 2015 coverage.

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