Praise the Sun! Dark Souls comic coming April 2016

Sunbros. Dickwraiths. Filthy casuals. Unite together and get amped, as FromSoftware’s wonderfully masochistic, Dark Souls, franchise is entering the realm of comic books!

 

Dark Souls #1 game cover 2 featuring Oscar

Dark Souls #1 game cover 2 featuring Oscar

 

Titan Comics has acquired the rights to this lore-steeped wonderland and will be launching a Dark Souls comic book on April 6, according to IGN.

The comic will be simply titled Dark Souls, and will feature stand alone stories set with the bleak universe; rather than trying to adapt the games core narrative. The book will be written by George Mann (Doctor Who: The 8th Doctor) and drawn by Alan Quah (Godzilla: Awakening).

Dark Souls #1 will ship with five different covers, including two covers featuring art from the game, a blank sketch cover and two variant covers by artists Joshua Cassara and Marco Turini.

 

Dark Souls #1 variant cover by Marco Turini

 

Mann talked about his uncontainable excitement for the project in Titan’s official press release, saying:

I’m ‘dead’ excited to be working on this new series (see what I did, there). Dark Souls has a rich, original universe that’s just begging to be explored in comics, and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to delve in and tell some new stories within it. I’ve been a fan of the games for some time, so it’s a real thrill to be able to contribute to the mythology of the Hollows and their world.

The comic will drop just days before the next installment of the series, Dark Souls 3, does on April 12.

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