New Warhammer 40K Comic Announced
Titan Comics and Games Workshop have announced their selected creative team of writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Warhammer Black Library, Eighth Doctor) and artists Tazio Bettin (Independence Day, Sally of the Wasteland) and Enrica Eren Angioliniwhjo who will kick-off the highly anticipated new Warhammer 40,000 comic series this October.
Many Fantasy-Factioners will be familiar with the popular tabletop game that is now in its seventh edition and continues to go from strength to strength. This obviously isn’t the first time the series has been explored in a medium beyond the tabletop game, fans will be familiar with the dozens of best-selling novels, roleplaying and card games, apps and video games. Speaking of video games, by the way, the new Dawn Of War III game has been announced for 2017 and looks set to join the previous two games in the series as both a critical and sales smash hit!
Titan tell us: “Hitting stores on October 12, 2016, the new Warhammer 40,000 comic sees Mann and Bettin take the series to new heights with the first adventure, entitled “Will of Iron”. The story follows Baltus, a Dark Angel newly-elevated to the rank of Space Marine, as he is baptized on the bloody battlefield and uncovers the price his Chapter has paid for victory! Secrets as old as the Horus Heresy are on the verge of being revealed.”
The debut issue will come with five art covers to collect by artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini, John McCrea & Dee Cunniffe, Fabio Listrani, Boo Cook, and Nick Percival, plus a blank sketch cover.
“I’ve long had an affinity with the rich, gothic universe of Warhammer 40,000, and it’s a privilege to be able to continue it in this way, crafting stories brimming with intrigue, suspicion, heroism and conflict,” says writer George Mann. “Terrible things await the Dark Angels beyond the warp veil of Calaphrax. We’ve got big plans, and we’re about to embark on a terrifying mission into the darkest recesses of the universe. May the Emperor of Mankind protect us!”
For those who can’t wait, Titan is also producing a special issue #0 edition of Warhammer 40,000, which will be available in October’s edition of White Dwarf magazine – published by Games Workshop. This special 32-page preview comic, designed to direct fans to their local comic book store, features an original 10-page strip by the creative team from the regular series, exclusive ‘making of’ features and comes with a brand-new cover by series artist Bettin.
Our friends at GW and TC have given us permission to share the following art and previews with you:
Remember the date… October 12, 2016 =)