Wargaming, the award-winning online game developer and publisher of the globally successful World of Tanks combat series, today announced a partnership with comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics. The first comic to be published from this new partnership will be based on the developer’s flagship MMO combat game World of Tanks.
This Fall, World of Tanks: Roll Out! #1 will be written by fan-favorite Garth Ennis (Preacher, War Stories, The Punisher). Set during the tank battles of the summer 1944, featuring British versus German armored units in post D-Day Normandy. It’s the German Panthers vs. British Cromwells, as the British tankers push deeper into France and toward the might of the Germans. The legendary Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, War Stories Vol. 2) will bring his decades of skill to depict the tanks of WWII and the men who commanded them.
Ennis is no stranger to war comics with fantastic books like War Stories from Avatar Press and Battlefields from Dynamite, but this does mark his first book based on an entertainment license. Dark Horse being no stranger to publishing original books based on video game franchises, though time will tell if this particular partnership based on a game series with no real narrative will be as fruitful as previous endeavors. Having a writer the caliber of Garth Ennis certainly puts it on a good start.
Who knows maybe see a Grant Morrison World of Ships book?
The five issue World of Tanks: Roll Out! will be available digitally and in stores Fall 2016.