The video game Gears of War has found a comic book home, again. BOOM! announced last year that they were bringing the game to comics, but now it appears that Wildstorm has the license. WRAL.com reports:
Asked if any other comics publishers bid for the Gears rights, an Epic spokeserson declined to answer. “Can’t comment on private negotiations,” she said.
Epic is developing a sequel to Gears. The game is scheduled for release in November for the Xbox 360 platform.
“Big guns and monsters — what a perfect comic book for WildStorm,” said WildStorm general Manager Hank Kanalz. “We have an opportunity to work closely with Epic to add to the canon of the Gears of War mythos, so you can imagine how excited we all are.
“Epic sets the bar very high, in graphics, story, and game play — and expect no less from our series, starting with our lead-in arc that fills in the gaps between the first game and the upcoming sequel,” he added.
Earlier this week, DC also announced they would produce a comic based on the video game Prototype. The sequel to the game will be previewed on Sunday at the New York Comic Con.