'The Witcher' Comic Books Coming Early Next Year


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Video game comic books are beginning to become quite the trend. Even unproven games such as Ryse: Son of Rome are getting their own comics before they are even released.

Today, though, Dark Horse Comics announced one of the most appropriate gaming comics in recent memory. The Witcher series will be serialized by the publisher in what it describes as a "character-driven, non-linear story set in a gritty and living world." Though Dark Horse states the comics will be based on the RPGs, The story of The Witcher games was originally taken from a series of Polish fantasy novels, making its adaptation back to print less odd.

"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 Adam Badowski, studio head at CD Projekt RED, the developer behind The Witcher games. "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 Witcher is scheduled for release on March 19, 2014. The comics will be adapted by Paul Tobin, who won an Eisner Award this year for Best Digital Comic for his work on Bandette.

(Image courtesy Dark Horse)