PAX East: RAGE comic book series announced!

Hello from PAX East! Those at the show will be able to check out RAGE today and tomorrow at 1:30 in the Wyvern Theatre.

In addition to the presentations, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create a RAGE comic book series — with the first of three comics arriving in North America and the UK on June 22nd.

Want the details? Read the press release below. Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta run back to the booth.

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS AND DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCE

RAGE COMIC BOOK SERIES

March 11, 2011 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, and Dark Horse Comics today announced a three-issue comic book series based on id® Software’s upcoming RAGE® video game. This original miniseries is being written by Arvid Nelson, the acclaimed creator of Rex Mundi, and penciled by Andrea Mutti (DMZ). The cover art is being created by Glenn Fabry, best known for his work on Hellblazer and Preacher. Set prior to the events in the game, the comics are an extension of the RAGE universe and will provide numerous insights into the game’s storyline. The first of the three comics will be available in North America and the UK on June 22, 2011.This comic series, developed with the direct participation of RAGE’s creative director, Tim Willits, presents a new twist on the post-apocalyptic near future as one woman discovers that the survival of humankind doesn’t necessarily mean the survival of humanity.  The Earth has been devastated by a collision with an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving in life-sustaining Arks buried deep below its surface. Those who survive emerge to find a wasteland controlled by a global military dictatorship called the Authority. But a rescued scientist learns that the Authority has lied to her and the other survivors about how this new world came to be.

RAGE is the latest game from id Software, the acclaimed designers of the Wolfenstein®DOOM®, and QUAKE® series. RAGE features intense first-person shooter action, breakneck vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary id Tech® 5 technology. Set in the not-too-distant future, you emerge to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against forces such as bandit gangs, mutants, and more.

Eagerly awaited by the gaming community, RAGE is already being touted as one of the industry’s most innovative first-person shooters, winning numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards including ‘Best Console Game’. RAGE is slated for release in North America on September 13th and throughout Europe on September 16th and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

For more information on RAGE, visit www.rage.com.

For information about more comics from Dark Horse Comics, please visit: www.darkhorse.com.

Reader Comments

  1. Woah! Nice cover! Lovely shapes and colour abound in manners manical alive with feelings reeling like a fisherman screaming, “I GOT ONE!”.

    Thank you for the imagery as a door mental into another world.

  2. neat! and yeah, KotW, totally agree, reminds me of the covers of 70’s and 80’s pulp sci-fi novels. maybe a lost Heavy Metal cover? something specifically about the woman’s face seems like 70’s comic art.

  3. Yes King Of The Wastes and emilio it has a great retro 70s look which reminds me also of sci fi doomsday movie posters with the positioning and sizing of everything. It all screams TERROR! INSANITY! SURVIVE!!!

    Now that you mentioned comic books for some reason it stirred up memories of Luke Cage Powerman and Deathlok :D

  4. Yes, it’s going to be EPIC. I’ll have to get my hands on these comics for sure, a whole different take on RAGE. Maybe not like the game, but I love the cover art on there, very well done