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Lena Dunham to write Archie comic series

Actress Lena Dunham is set to expand her media empire by writing a comic book series.

The Girls star will pen a four-part Archie storyline, based on her TV show's characters, which will be released in 2015.

A statement from the actress reads, "I was an avid Archie collector as a child... It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity."

Dunham isn't the first celebrity to enter the comic book world - in 2010, actor Samuel L. Jackson wrote a four-part series titled Cold Space and Patton Oswalt has penned pieces for Batman, The Goon and Treehouse of Horror. Guy Ritchie and Nicolas Cage have also helped create graphic books.

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