SDCC ’17: Gears Of War Returns To Comics At IDW Written By Kurtis Wiebe
by Hannah Means Shannon
In one of IDW’s announcements timed for San Diego Comic Con this weekend, the publisher have announced that they’ll be partnering with the Gears of War franchise for new comics.
Following last year’s launch of Gears of War 4, the gaming world will return to comics in 2018.
Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the Gears of War series charts the story of “humanity’s struggle against fearsome and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, comradery, and survival”.
Partnering with The Coalition, IDW Publishing has enlisted the talents of writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) to tell new stories inspired by the games.
I’m thrilled to be part of this new adaptation with IDW. With the release of Gears of War 4, fans experienced all the classic callbacks to the brutal, over-the-top action and tone they were used to but there was a new dynamic created with the younger generation of heroes in JD, Kait, and Del. That’s the same experience I want for the comic readers. Something that feels familiar but fresh through new, as-of-yet unexplored regions and stories of the Gears of War universe.
In addition to the news series, IDW Publishing will also re-release the classic Gears of War comics catalog, previously published by WildStorm, allowing fans to revisit and collect the series or discover them for the first time.
In January 2018 Gears of War #1 arrives in shops.