The Witcher Comic Series Confirmed; First Issue Lands in March 2014
Earlier this week developer CD Projekt Red teased a collaboration with Dark Horse over what looked like a comic based on the Witcher franchise. Today, that news is official and there is indeed a whole comic series being planned out for Witcher fans to gnaw through.
According to the announcement made on the official Witcher blog, the comic itself will be written by Paul Tobin, Eisner Award winning writer of Bandette, with Joe Querio and Dave Johnson providing the art.
The plot mentioned involves our protagonist Geralt coming across a widowed man near the edge of the Black Forest, whose dead and murderous wife is living in a mansion called the House of Glass. What follows is Geralt using his heighten Witcher skills to solve the mystery of the supernatural phenomenon and survive at the same time.
“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.
The first issue will be available for purchase on March 19, 2014 of whose the cover art you can see above.