New Comic Based on Dead Space Game
Electronic Arts and Image Comics have partnered for a new comic book series based upon an upcoming survival horror video game called Dead Space. The new six book series set in the Dead Space universe will be written and illustrated by Ben Templesmith and written by Antony Johnston. The Dead Space comic is the prequel story for the game. This series tells the tale of a deep space mining colony that accidentally releases an ancient and vicious alien life force from the dark rock. The press releease says the first issue of the new comic will hit shelves March 3rd.
The comic will first be distributed with an exclusive cover art at WonderCon. Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston will be there signing the first issue of the comic at the Electronic Arts/Image Comics booth.
Glen Schofield, Executive Producer of Dead Space, says in a statement, "The world of Dead Space has such a deep storyline that it's easily adaptable to other mediums. We love the fact our story is being told across multiple forms of media, providing different experiences to different audiences, which all lead to the same dark place."
These aren't the first comics based on video games (the Halo series had a graphic novel) but obviously there are far more video games based on comics. There are many games that have book series based on them. For example, there are books based on World of Warcraft, Doom and Mass Effect.
Posted on February 29, 2008