The Witcher comic book series coming courtesy of Dark Horse next year
That tease from last week has come to its fulfillment, as expected.
At New York Comic Con today, it was announced that Dark Horse Comics will publish a comic book series based on CD Projekt RED’s Witcher franchise. Writing duties will be handled by Eisner Award winner Paul Tobin (you may know him from his work on the comic series Bandette), while artist Joe Querio (B.P.R.D.) will illustrate “a new adventure featuring Geralt of Rivia.” The cover art for the series (below) will be provided by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets).
Here is the official summary: "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."
Sounds positively lighthearted, doesn’t it?
“We're very happy to be working with Dark Horse Comics, which is one of the biggest and most interesting comic book publishing houses in the world," said CD RED bossman Adam Badowski. “What makes it even more exciting is the fact that, for many of us, the Dark Horse logo has near legendary status, standing for classic characters such as Hellboy or Usagi Yojimbo. We're very happy to be once again expanding The Witcher universe.”
The first issue of the Witcher comic will make its way into the retail wild on March 19, 2014. Hopefully, fans won’t have to wait long after that for the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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