Geralt of Rivia Rides Into the Realm of Comics on a Dark Horse

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CD Projekt RED has saddled up with Dark Horse Comics to produce a new comic book series based on The Witcher series of medieval fantasy role-playing games, which itself was originally inspired by a series of Polish novels by the same name.

Written by Paul Tobin (Bandette) and inked by Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson, B.P.R.D.), with covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), The Witcher comics will chronicle a new storyline from the monster hunting adventures of Geralt of Rivia. Here’s a quick plot tease:

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.

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The first volume of The Witcher comic will be available in comic shops on March 19th, 2014, before the next video game installment, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, launches next year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Quotes from CD Projekt RED and Dark Horse Comics, per the announcement press release:

“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.

“We’re very excited to work with CD Projekt RED on The Witcher. With the rich world they have created, and an enthralling central character like Geralt, we feel The Witcher is ripe to tell a compelling story through comics,” said Nick McWhorter, Director of Custom Programs, Dark Horse Comics.

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