DC powers Gears of War comic

Epic Games' sci-fi shooter gets its own series from DC Comics this October; first storyline to bridge gap between original game and sequel.

DC Comics is all over the gaming world this week. First the publisher announced that it was adapting Sierra's upcoming action game Prototype into a comic book. Today Midway dropped the bombshell that the next installment of its flagship fighting series would be Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, with characters such as Sub-Zero and Scorpion going toe-to-toe with Superman and Batman. Capping off the trifecta, DC has joined with Epic Games to announce plans for comics based on the developer's sci-fi Xbox 360 and PC shooter Gears of War.

The Gears of War comic series will debut in October, just ahead of the November Xbox 360 launch of Gears of War 2. The comics will be published under DC's WildStorm imprint, home to such critically acclaimed titles as Planetary, The Authority, and the America's Best Comics line that includes Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

The first story arc of the series will fill in the storyline gap between the original Gears of War and the upcoming sequel. Further details, including the creative team behind the comic, are being kept quiet for now.

Gears of War is not the first Microsoft moneymaker to find its way to comic-store shelves. The Xbox 360 maker's other hit sci-fi shooter series, Halo, was adapted by Marvel Comics into a graphic novel in 2006, and a limited series last year.

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SIMIFU
SIMIFU

lets face the facts, almost everything that's ever been made was a comic at first

nobie05
nobie05

It's hard to tell if I'll be interested in the comics version of GoW, because I don't look at comics at all. But if I was, where could I get them?

Vendre
Vendre

What? I play Gears of War just for the fun of the gameplay, sure it got great sound effects & soundtracks, but seriusly, honest to god: Its story has to be one of the worst. GoW cut short: You are a traitor that wanted to save your dad you fail and go to jail, the jail is attacked and abandoned with you miracusly still there and alive some random dude pops up and says "Time to go" you meet a person with no backround at all that tells you "Go get a maper/sonic bomb so that mankind can be saved" you do this and you fail, suddently out of nowhere news is that before your father got killed and torn appart you find out that there is a mysterius untuched secret 5ft below ground lab where a map of all the Locust tunnels are (You never find out how the heck the map actualy came into existance) you take that and on some totaly unkown non explained way you find yourself in another part of the bomb razed city runing towards a trainstation infested with Locust THERE suddently "the train" is armed with super hyper super uber explosives that are suposed to destroy the ENTIRE underworld and defeat the locusts. You get on the train and 2 of the dumbest soilders on screen "miss" the train. You kill even more locusts and another Berserker and then you meet the boss of the locusts, you kill him in two seconds with a sniper and torque bow (He defies the laws of physics by being immune to headshots), the train then is on its way to crash out of a bridge with appears without notice and you get rescued on the usual "last second action scene", the game ends in a total mysterius way telling you on the GoW 2 previews "Haha dumass you didn't even scratch the Locusts, and you thought we would actualy fall for that." And so GoW 1 ends in missery. but hey atleast you got a lot of tags! Nevermind me anyways, its still great and fun gameplay can't realy wait to play GoW 2 (Yes I am a sucker, I already know it, but so are you) -Vendre

gandalf9303
gandalf9303

i got 3 words "comics RUIN everyting"

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

Every once in a while ill buy some comics once every 5 to 10 years,i check it out for sure!

beprice3
beprice3

I stopped buying comics when they were still 75c.

prioritymail
prioritymail

Nice, the comic book can fill the story voids nicely

rsattler
rsattler

This is awsome! I just hope that they complete the series before the game comes out, unlike the Halo comic that keeps getting delayed. I still am going to buy them (the Halo comics) and am looking forward to some backstory of GOW2 (or a bridge if that's what you want to call it). And I'm with you all, Dark Horse or Marvel would do this better...

adarkervision
adarkervision

Don't forget that DC owns Vertigo comics, home of Preacher, Sandman, Hellblazer, etc...

TheBurgerKing2
TheBurgerKing2

id buy it if they keep all the violent content in it

chris_klein
chris_klein

If they REALLY wanted to catch the spirit of the game, they'd have the main character die on every page and force you to start reading the issue from the beginning everytime you got to a new death scene!

BringTheBlood
BringTheBlood

wel now that DC is doing it i dont really know if ill pick up the comic, but we'll see.

Santhin
Santhin

Can I just say that I'd rather have seen Gears of War vs. DCU? Seeing an old grizzled batman slogging it around with Marcus could be pretty fun.

DrKill09
DrKill09

If anyone does a Gears comic, it should be Dark Horse, not DC.

Kraige
Kraige

Awesome can't wait for this I just hope it has a better release rate than the Halo3 Marvel comic did, I'm still waiting for the third one of those I mean hell this comic could be finished before the Halo one at this rate. Still should be awesome and I really intend on completing both this and the Halo comic series if the writers would just let me.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

DC? meeeeh, if they step things up, and keep things from being too innocent, then I'm in.

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

I love everything Gears the only complaint I have is that its DC, but I will def pick it up regardless.

necronaux
necronaux

GOW comics? Eh... How about an anime / cgi movie?

_iMMuNiTy_
_iMMuNiTy_

Shadow_Fire41 Marvel is too busy being original whilst DC is desperately looking for comic ideas in video games (GoW, Prototype, Mortal Kombat).

nutzelfutz
nutzelfutz

Bah...'The first story arc of the series will fill in the storyline gap between the original Gears of War and the upcoming sequel.' Thank you very much. No need to connect the games themselves, let's put the story in some comic book. Surely every fan around the world will be able to get his hands on them... Here in Germany, one can be glad if US comics (or decent manga, anime and US TV shows) are released at all. But unfortunately, every single German translator is stupid as *#?% (and if you are one, come and prove me wrong), so intelligent people are forced to buy imports, anyway. I'll wait and see. Maybe it'll be worth to pay import taxes after all...

ctg867
ctg867

Eh. I mean, the Gears universe seems kinda rich at first glance, and if you bothered to wiki the Gears storyline, it's actually not that bad, it's just that the way they played out the story in Gears was god awful. So maybe some comics and a novel will help flesh things out, and help set things up for the next game, which will hopefully have some better story elements to it. I actually really liked the campaign in Gears 1, I just wish the fiction was there to back it up.

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

.........why couldn't it be Marvel that did it? DC comics got nothing on Marvel.

Awesomo5
Awesomo5

if they put gears of war into dc it would be sick to see scorpion vs marcus in the Mkvsdc game

-DarkMatrix-
-DarkMatrix-

I just cant wait to play this game, and Gears of War 1 was a great experience.

PotatoSandWitch
PotatoSandWitch

I'm glad gears has maintained status as well as it has. I sold my collectors used for 50 bucks a few weeks ago because of it.

snoz_dawg
snoz_dawg

if DC do a Gears comic then hopefully Marcus is in MK vs DC hahahahah

bluebomber46
bluebomber46

Marvel and DC should team up for the comic and put Master Chief and Marcus Fenix in the same story. They could call it, "Gears of Halo". And it picks up right after halo 3 and gears of war I when Master Chief crash lands on planet sera.

GUTZandRAGE
GUTZandRAGE

What the **** does it matter what label is under? If the writing and art are good, then the book is good. Besides, DC has published some of the best graphic novels of all time. Their books transcend into the world of pop-culture (Sandman, 100 Bullets, Preacher, Dark Knight Returns, V for Vendetta) much more often than Marvel's stuff. In fact, Time Magazine named Watchmen one of the best 100 novels (not graphic) of the 20th Century.

EXxile
EXxile

DC? Lame. How about signing Marvel like they did with the Halo comics.

RonTorque
RonTorque

First Prototype now Gears Of War...Awesome news.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

DC is really getting out there this week. I am looking forward to reading the Gears Comics.

ocdog45
ocdog45

so is marcus fenix going to be in the new MK vs. DC game? comic books suck, except for spawn.

DarkMagic27
DarkMagic27

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Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

Hopefully this works out better than the "Halo: Uprising" comic series (I'm still waiting on Issue 3, Marvel).

ps3thabest
ps3thabest

im more of a marvel guy but i wouldnt mind beating down sub zero with batman

NightRain
NightRain

Jesus... DC is everywhere these days...

okassar
okassar

That's great.I just hope they don't make the comic books deep and then make the actual game shallow.But...Gears of War is awesome and that's not going to happen with numero dos.Hell no.They actually released world-exclusive info about Gears of War 2 in Gameinformer magazine.I read it and now I KNOW Gears of War 2 will absolutely own.