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Black Ops 3 to Get a Prequel Comic Book from the Dark Horse Comics

While Call of Duty games are very popular, one thing they often do not have is strong story lines for the campaign modes. Working with Dark Horse Comics, Activision may be looking to change this by creating a prequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Coming this November to coincide with the release of the game the prequel comic book is written by Harry Hama who worked on G.I. Joe, and drawn by Marcelo Ferreira who worked on Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Call of Duty fans who attend the San Diego Comic-Con event will be able to pick up a preview mini-comic edition by visiting the Dark Horse or Activision booths.

Here is what we know of the comic so far:

“A prequel to the highly-anticipated game, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III comic book series follows an elite group of soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic war-torn world transformed by technology,” Dark Horse detailed in a press release. “In the bullet-ridden first issue, the team infiltrates Tashkent, Uzbekistan to take down a double agent . . . but as they close in, they uncover something much more sinister at hand.”

“A lot of the appeal of Call of Duty is in how it puts you directly in the action. That’s pretty difficult to replicate in a graphic story format, so the aim in a comic adaptation is to provide more of what you don’t get a lot of in the game,” Hama said. “We’re talking character development and back-story, and a more involved personal interaction between the characters. Also, it’s possible to really flesh out the story line, create running sub-plots, and explain technical details that aren’t that easy to convey in the game environment.”

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