Witcher comic book revealed

CD Projekt Red teams with Dark Horse Comics for new series based on RPG; first installment out March 2014.

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Today, Dark Horse Comics and CD Projekt Red announced an all-new comic book series based on The Witcher franchise of role-playing games. The companies revealed a partnership last week, teasing that the announcement of a new series would be made today at New York Comic-Con.

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The Witcher comic series will introduce a new adventure starring monster hunter Geralt of Rivia--the main character from the Witcher games. Witcher #1 will be available for purchase beginning March 19, 2014.

"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."

The Witcher comic book series is being written by DC and Marvel Comics author Paul Tobin, with art from Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson, B.P.R.D.).

"We're very happy to be once again expanding The Witcher universe," said CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski in a statement.

The Witcher series of games--based on the novels from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski--have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide to date. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in 2014 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Shinteikun

I'm actually more interested to see what Andrzej Sapkowski said about that! Will the comic book rely more on the game version or the book version of, well, everything... from characters to the world... (As we all know, everything made from the books tend to deviate from the original. sometimes more, sometimes less)

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SurfaceNerd

I hate myself i really do

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Hurvl

I'm more of a novel reading (love the Witcher novels) than comic reading person, but a Witcher comic might be good. I like the art style at least.

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Daian

Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

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abpercival

Thats dope. Hope it does it justice.

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Vojtass

I hope that comic book writer has read at least one Sapkowski's book.

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LADIES_MAN_2013

<< LINK REMOVED >> Nah, he's good to go as long as he has read fifty shades of grey. This way, he will just have to concentrate on Geralt's sexual adventures and the comic book will be a super hit. :p

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Vojtass

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Hehe. European fans are a little more demanding. :P

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Serbiansword

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>
You made my day with that comment XD

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emperiox

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> hehehe 50 shades of geralt - I like that idea. xD

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LordCrash88

Cool. I'm looking forward to this.

The comic books will look nicely in my shelf alonside all the novels and the game cases..... :-)

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Monsterkillah

Nice

Dark Horse is good at this

I want the comics

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Thanatos2k

Called it

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HCL2

So after the gamespot update no downloads can be made to videos?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You can always download it from their Youtube channel.

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Stevo_the_gamer

I'd suggest a movie being made but then Hollywood would destroy it. :(

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LordCrash88

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hm, let's HBO finish GOT and after that they can make a Witcher series. Or at the same time, I don't care.

I can't see any other company making a decent Witcher (mini-)series or movie tbh. Too much violence, mature themes, explicit sex and swearing in the books and games....

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--CryptOrchid--

@Stevo_the_gamer There has been made a tv-show in 2001 based on the stories of Geralt of Rivia. See: << LINK REMOVED >>. Sadly, I can confirm that the score is correct.

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mortalsaw

<< LINK REMOVED >> i watched that , thats why i said on a worthy channel , because they get shit done

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mortalsaw

<< LINK REMOVED >> i think a tv show is much better on a worthy channel

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GSyythisBlueDudeyyGS

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah they probably wouldn't show enough boobies.

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SurfaceNerd

Yeah! I loved Witcher 1 and 2, i really felt that the developers wanted to please me, and i just know that Witcher 3 is goint to revolutionize video games, there is nothing better than playing as Jedi in the Lord of the Rings

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Hurvl

<< LINK REMOVED >> Jedi in the Lord of the rings? Lolwut! That sounds like someone saying "Use the Force, Harry!".

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RC-Sev

This is all good, but I'm growing a bit restless. Gameplay is what we need!

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Vojtass

<< LINK REMOVED >> Don't be angry. We have to wait over a year (YEAR!) for game release. Still a lot of time for tens of gameplay videos.

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LordCrash88

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hey, keep cool. CDPR won't show us gameplay until they think it's good enough for public presentation which is awesome. They should take their time to make it really good (the gameplay vid and the game of course).... ;)

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GSyythisBlueDudeyyGS

First!