Titan Comics And Behaviour Interactive Team Up For ‘Dead by Daylight’ Comic Books

by Olly MacNamee

Announced at Diamond’s retailer summit in Baltimore today, Titan Comics And Behaviour Interactive (the publisher behind the video game phenomenon, Dead by Daylight) are teaming up to produce a series of comic books launching in March 2023.

“Played by more than 50 million players globally and across all platforms, Dead by Daylight, known as the zeitgeist of horror, is a thrilling game of cat and mouse, where four Survivors try to escape a dreadful Killer in ever-repeating Trials, set to appease a malevolent Entity. Since its inception in 2016, the game has collaborated with countless cult licences from movies, TV shows, manga and more. With 28 Killers, 31 Survivors – both original and licensed as well as 17 original maps, Dead by Daylight is the place where horror and action lives.” 

Written by Harvey Award-winning writer Nadia Shammas (Squire, Where Black Stars Rise), with art by Dillon Snook (Bluefall), Titan’s Dead by Daylight (DbD) series will introduce readers to the DbD Killers, The Legion. A group made up of four distinct but troubled teenagers: high school dropout Frank, small-town girl Julie, practical joker Joey, and the shy and naive Susie – as they navigate their way through their troubled world.

Mathieu Côté, Head of Partnerships for Behaviour Interactive, shed some more light on this new business partnership:

“Comic books hold a special place in my heart as with many people on the team. What an awesome time for Dead by Daylight, appearing in this format for the first time. The Legion is quite an interesting set of characters. They are great to dig into since they embody the very universal themes of teen angst, rage and revenge. Seeing our stories and characters coming to life on the page is a wonderful feeling and we hope our fans will appreciate it as much as we do. Stay tuned!”

Titan Comics Editor, Phoebe Hedges added:

“The Legion are the perfect Killers to kick off the Dead by Daylight comics. The group is an innately recognisable and pervasive evil, which can be much scarier than the gory or grotesque. Nadia and Dillon give a real nuance to The Legion’s descent into darkness. It’s so exciting to be bringing Dead by Daylight to the comic page. We’re truly bringing the tension from the game and turning it into a thrilling story.” 

Look out for Dead By Daylight Issue #1 March 2023 from Titan Comics. 

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