New Video Game Comic Series Announced at New York Comic Con

At New York Comic Con this weekend, Dark Horse Comics announced three comic book series based on video games.

The Witcher

From Paul Tobin, the Eisner Award–winning writer of Bandette, with art by Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson, B.P.R.D.) and covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), comes a riveting comic based on The Witcher, a series of dark fantasy RPGs with a character-driven, nonlinear story set in a gritty living world, inspired by a series of extremely popular novels that have been translated into 19 languages. The comic series introduces a new adventure featuring Geralt of Rivia.

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Plot

Traveling near the edge of the Black Forest in the land of the Angren, monster hunter Geralt, meets a widowed man whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass, a place of endless rooms where horror waits around every corner. Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor’s mystery and survive.

When can I get it?

The Witcher #1 will be available for purchase on March 19, 2014 in comic shops everywhere!

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z digital comic will deliver three exciting vignettes by writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, with art from Rafael Ortiz.

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Plot

Step into Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad. Hordes of undead can only be stopped by Yaiba’s willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done. Will he kill by turning his cyborg arm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up the undead—or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nun-chucks? Both possibilities fill Yaiba’s heart with twisted laughter—and the desire to kill more and more zombies!

How can I get it?

The three Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z comics will be available for free download from the Dark Horse Digital Store at Digital.DarkHorse.com and through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes and Google Play).

An all-new, full-color print comic will also be available when the Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z video game arrives in early 2014.

EVE Online

CCP Games and Dark Horse will actually put out two different comics: EVE: True Stories and EVE: Source.

EVE: True Stories is CCP’s first graphic novel, and features artwork by Alejandro Aragon (Overlook, 28 Days Later), Tomm Coker (Daredevil Noir, Near Death), Federico Dallocchio (Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Suicide Squad), Dave Ross (Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga) and Mark McKenna (Star Wars: The Old Republic). Writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Deadpool) will be writing the incredible true stories of the EVE: Online universe.

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EVE: Source is a comprehensive sourcebook and visual guide for the immense universe of EVE Online and DUST 514.

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Plot

Inspired by actual player-driven events within the universe of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories adapts one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade: the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. In the early hours of February 5, 2009, one spy single-handedly destroyed the dominant Band of Brothers alliance and brought an end to the Great War, one of the larger and most significant player conflicts in the history of EVE Online. The first story arc of EVE: True Stories is a dramatized account of the action, intrigue, and skullduggery that dismantled the galaxy-sprawling superpower.

EVE: Source is a comprehensive sourcebook and visual guide for the immense universe of EVE Online and DUST 514. Developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 184-page, full-color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE Online through never-released-before material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE Universe.

When can I get it?

EVE: True Stories comic issue #1 will be available digitally starting February 19, with subsequent issues following on March 5, March 19, and April 2, 2014. An anthology of all four comics, EVE: True Stories Collection, will go on sale in hardback edition on June 4 in comic shops everywhere.

EVE: Source will go on sale March 5, 2014.

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