Amidst the buildup for the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Dark Horse Comics have revealed that they will creating a comic book prequel to the hotly anticipated shoot ’em up.
The announcement is sure to spark excitement amongst diehard fans of the game’s storyline, allowing them to delve even deeper into the Black Ops plot-line. Unsurprisingly, the comic will follow the activities of a group of cybernetically enhanced soldiers in a chaotic future war-zone.
Dark Horse explained the comic in a recent press release. “A prequel to the highly-anticipated game, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III comic book series follows an elite group of soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic war-torn world transformed by technology,” they also went on to give a brief plot synopsis. “In the bullet-ridden first issue, the team infiltrates Tashkent, Uzbekistan to take down a double agent . . . but as they close in, they uncover something much more sinister at hand.”
A number of notable names have already got onboard with the Black Ops prequel, with Larry Hama taking the helm as the comic’s writer. Luckily, Hama is no stranger to military style comics, having already worked on Dark Horse’s G.I Joe series for a number of years. Marcelo Ferreira will also be illustrating the series, having already worked on Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he’s sure to be up to the challenge.
If you’re anywhere near San Diego Comic-con this July, you can pick yourself up a free exclusive mini-comic by visiting either the Activision installation or the Dark Horse Booth.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is set to hit shelves on November 6th, while the comic book prequel will arrive two days earlier.