RAGE Comic #1: Now Available!!

RAGE doesn’t release until October, but beginning today, you can learn more about the game’s universe in issue #1 of Dark Horse’s comic book series. The issue is available in two flavors — with one cover created by renowned artist Glenn Fabry, while the other was created by id Software art director, Stephan Martiniere (shown above).

For more details on the comic, read the release below…

RAGE’s Comic Issue #1 | Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that RAGE’s comic issue #1 is now available in retail stores across North America and the UK.

Based on id Software’s upcoming first-person shooter RAGE, the three-issue comic book series is an original miniseries written by Arvid Nelson, the acclaimed creator of Rex Mundi, and penciled by Andrea Mutti (DMZ). The cover art was created by Glenn Fabry, best known for his work on Hellblazer and Preacher, the comic’s variant cover was created by Stephan Martiniere, the art director on RAGE. Set prior to the events in the game, the comics are an extension of the RAGE universe and provide insights into the game’s storyline.

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, the highly-anticipated game under development at id Software, is slated for release on October 4th, 2011 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.  For more information on RAGE visit www.RAGE.com.


Reader Comments

  1. sweet! plus, i hope we see the caption contest winners soon!

    ok, i know you’re not asking for captions, but i just gotta:

    Woman: You’re really nice, but, you know, you’re the freakish spawn of an apocalyptic disaster, and I’m a part of a totalitarian force intent on purifying this wasted land… It just wouldn’t work out. Are we still friends?

  2. Just finished reading it. It was nice to get a little background of the story, setting the stage for the game. Unfortunately it’s only 22 pages, which means there isn’t much there. Other than its brevity it was still an entertaining read.

  3. so i see you guys are having a contest to win 1 of 10 free comics away, what info should i be sending in the email? I’ve already been waiting since this game was announced to play it and i have my anarchy edition pre-ordered. i would love to get my hands on the comic. you all are doing a great job, but what else should i expect from a publisher and designer that love perfection as much as i do when it comes to games.