Next month sees the launch of Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar, the first product of the collaboration between Marvel Comics and Games Workshop, and we have an official trailer for the miniseries for you right here…
From writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, The Wicked + The Divine) and artist Jacen Burrows (Punisher: Soviet, Moon Knight), Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar promises to tell the untold origin of the legendary chapter master Marneus Calgar, including his upbringing on the world of Nova Thulium, his bloody campaigns in the Black Crusades, and the unfolding mystery of the Black Altar, a deadly threat from his past that threatens the entire Ultramar system.
“Give us two pages. It’s the full heavy-metal power that 40k needs to look like. You’ll see there’s no other sci-fi comic, by Marvel or anyone else that feels like this. This is my love song to a hell on earth, and the guitars are Spinal-Tap-ian in their desire to go to 11,” said Gillen in a recent interview with Newsarama. “Jacen’s work is something I’ve always loved – the architect’s eye for structure (and destruction). The way his approach grounds the fantasy, and executes the most horribly complicated stuff. Jacen seems as happy as I am. He said there’s a spread in issue 1, which he thinks is the best thing he’s ever drawn, and I have to agree.”
Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1 goes on sale on October 16th.