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NYCC: Dark Horse to Publish Witcher Comic

Written by Jeremy Shane on Friday, October 11 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

NYCC: Dark Horse to Publish Witcher Comic

From a series of popular novels in various languages, to a popular video game RPG series, and now headed to comics!


Source: Press Release

For those that aren't familiar with the Witcher series, it follows the adventures of Geralt - a witcher, one of the few remaining monster hunters.  Geralt's story began as a series of novels by polish writer Andrjez Sapkowski and translated into nineteen languages.  His popularity grew when CD Projekt RED brought him to gaming in the Witcher RPG series.  With the first two games out now and a third on the way for next gen consoles, Geralt is about to expand into another form of media now thanks to Dark Horse, with a comic book series coming early next year.

Written by Paul Tobin (Eisner Award-winning writer of Bandette), art by Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson and B.P.R.D.), and covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Geralt will get all new adventures in the upcoming comic.

 

Travelling 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. With its endless rooms and horror around every corner, Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor’s mystery and survive.

 

Witcher #1 will hit comic shop shelves March 19th, 2014.

 

 



 

Here's the press release, with cover images following:

 

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, non-linear story set in a gritty and living world.

Inspired by a series of extremely popular novels translated into 19 languages, the comic series introduces a new adventure featuring Geralt of Rivia - a witcher, one of the few remaining monster hunters known from the hit video game franchise.

"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. 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," said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD Projekt RED.

Travelling 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. With its endless rooms and horror around every corner, Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor’s mystery and survive.

"We're very excited to work with CD Projekt RED on The Witcher. With the rich world they have created, and an enthralling central character like Geralt, we feel The Witcher is ripe to tell a compelling story through comics," said Nick McWhorter, Director of Custom Programs, Dark Horse Comics.

With two games already available, fans can get to know Geralt even before the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2014 on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Witcher games were collectively granted over 270 awards and sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

 








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About the Author - Jeremy Shane


Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.

 


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