The League of Legends world is expanding thanks to a collaborative partnership between Marvel Entertainment and Riot Games! The team announced on Monday that the League of Legends comics and graphic novels series will kick off with League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother, which will be released monthly on digital platforms beginning Dec. 19.
If physical books are more your speed, the Ashe: Warmother TPB will hit stores in May 2019.
Riot Games writer Odin Austin Shafer will make his comics debut for the series, which will feature art by Nina Vakueva (Heavy Vinyl), a Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award nominee.
“Many fans of the Marvel Universe and comics share their interests and passion for storytelling with the gaming community,” Marvel Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski said in a statement. “League of Legends is one of the most well-known games in the industry, and their unique world and extensive roster of rich characters and are a perfect fit for comic books. We’re excited to partner with Riot and help build the League of Legends Universe for fans and players around the world.”
Riot Games Creative Development Head Greg Street also expressed his excitement about bringing League of Legends to the comics world in a statement. Street said, “We love comics as a way to tell stories because it gives League of Legends fans an opportunity to see the world of Runeterra and not just read about it. We see similarities between the League of Legends Universe and the Marvel Universe, as both of them feature an array of characters with compelling and diverse backgrounds. Marvel’s success at developing a world through comics and creating great stories is industry-defining, and we’re thrilled to be working with them to bring our own stories to life.”
Check out the cover art and details for League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother below!
Writer: Odin Austin Shafer
Artist: Nina Vakueva
Letterer: Cardinal Rae
The first full-length comic series in the League of Legends universe, delivering an epic journey through the Freljord!
Raised in the savage wilds of the north, Ashe is an Iceborn, a warrior gifted with a magical connection to her frozen homeland–and burdened by her mother’s fanatical expectations. When they set out on a dangerous quest for the truth behind an ancient myth, bonds are broken, secrets come to light, and Runeterra is forever changed. Will young Ashe become the leader her people need? Or is destiny merely an empty dream?
Collects League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother
On Sale: May 2019