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Games Workshop Returns to Comics with Marvel

Games Workshop has had a spotty history with comics with runs that come and go and rotate publishers. Comics based on GW properties are returning as the company is teaming up with Marvel for a whole new era. Details as far as properties and what creative teams have not been announced.

GW, with popular games like Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, and more, has deep and rich game fluff ripe for use in greater media. The game publisher is considered to have untapped potential which is finally getting the spotlight. On top of the comic announcement, a television show has been announced based on one of the characters from Warhammer 40k.

This isn’t the first time GW properties have wound up in Marvel comics, though previously it wasn’t so legal.

Comics began being published through Black Library, some of which were award-winning. BOOM! Studios picked up the license in 2006 and lost it about mid-2009. Titan Comics began publishing comics in 2016 which ended in 2018.

New comics come to shelves autumn 2020.

Titan And Games Workshop Team-Up For Brand-New Deathwatch Comics

Titan Comics and Games Workshop have announced Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – an all-new, four-issue miniseries set in the grim space fantasy Warhammer 40,000 universe!

Titan Comics’ new Deathwatch series is based on the best-selling standalone Games Workshop boardgame. As well as inspiring dozens of Black Library novels, the Deathwatch property has found success in other mediums including a new PS4 videogame (released in 2017), and Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion, a turn-based strategy videogame, available on iOS and Steam.

Written by Black Library superstar and New York Times best-selling author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, with art by Wagner ReisWarhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Issue #1 arrives in stores January 3, 2018.

The Deathwatch team are the best of the best from all Chapters of Space Marines – they alone have the strength of mind and body to battle the alien across the universe, defending humanity from the Xenos that would destroy them!

Faced with the destruction of an entire sector, and assailed by hordes of Orks, can the Deathwatch strike team hold the line against impossible odds?

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Issue #1 will be available to order from the upcoming November edition of Diamond Previews catalogue and comes with three stunning covers to collect including Ørjan Svendsen, Fabio Listrani, and Tazio Bettin.

Blood Bowl Goes From the Table Top to the Printed Page

Enter the scrum, this summer! Titan Comics and Games Workshop are thrilled to announce Blood Bowl: More Guts, More Glory, a brand-new series based on the runaway smash-hit board game and videogame.

Blood Bowl is set in an alternate version of the Warhammer universe – one where brutal chaos and inter-species rivalries are settled on the football pitch, rather than on the battlefield!

Originally released in 1986, a brand-new version of the board game was released in November 2016, and is being supported with more products in 2017!

Inspired by the fantasy world of Warhammer, this bone-crunching sports action comic series is written by Nick Kyme with art by Jack Jadson, and storms into stores May 10, 2017!

Dive into the action as a rag-tag team of humans, the Hochland Harbingers, attempt to claw their way to the top of the Blood Bowl League. Can Dreng Sturmblud, a former star player who crashed to rock bottom, help the Harbingers fend off their terrifying opposition?!

The Blood Bowl game has also spawned two incredibly successful videogames from Cyanide Studios, with Blood Bowl 2 still being regularly updated with new DLC teams. Blood Bowl 2 is available on PC, Mac, PS4, and Xbox One.

Titan Comics’ Blood Bowl issue #1 features 5 phenomenal covers from artists including Tazio Bettin and Luis Guerrero, Connor Magill, David Sondered, Ørjan Svendsen, and also a stunning Videogame Cover.

Reveal! Titan Comics’ Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Covers

Titan Comics has revealed the covers from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III #1 – a brand-new mini-series, based on the smash hit video game!

In celebration of the upcoming and highly anticipated Dawn of War III real-time strategy game, Titan Comics and Games Workshop join forces to deliver a brand-new four issue comic mini-series in April 2017. Titan’s brand-new Dawn of War III comic mini-series comes hot on the heels of the phenomenal Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron ongoing series, which launched earlier this year.

Written by Ryan O’Sullivan and illustrated by Daniel Indro, the Dawn of War III mini-series will tie-in to the colossal Dawn of War real-time-strategy games, produced by Relic Entertainment with Sega and Games Workshop, in which players command armies of the Space Marines, Orks, and the Eldar to dominate the battlefield!

Titan’s Dawn of War III comic series tells an all-new tale in parallel to that of the video game story, which sees three factions – the Blood Ravens Space Marines, the Eldar, and a fearsome Ork horde – converging on a planet where a weapon of devastating power has been unearthed.

Titan Comics’ Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III comes with some fantastic covers to collect from artists including; Ørjan SvendsenPasquale Qualano & Marco Lesko, and Fabio Listrani alongside a spectacular video game variant!

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Issue #1 hits comic stores and digital platforms on April 14, 2017.

PETA Takes Aim at Games Workshop and Warhammer

peta-facebook-logoPETA, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, has sent a letter to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking for fur garments to be removed from their “Warhammer characters.” Warhammer is two games and settings Warhammer Fantasy/Warhammer: Age of Sigmar are fantasy based and Warhammer 40K is a futuristic grimdark world. Both games are tabletop miniature games where players build physical model kits creating an army to battle their opponents. Both games’ stories are violent featuring over the top violence, demons, fascist rules, xenophobia, and genocide. But, it’s the treatment of make believe animals that has PETA up in arms, not the Slaanesh hoards wearing human skin.

The letter reads:

I’m writing to you on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ask that you consider removing “fur” garments from your Warhammer characters at the next opportunity.

From the mighty Leman Russ and Horus Lupercal to Chaos Warriors and the Sisters of Silence, Warhammer features an abundance of characters who wear what appear to be animal pelts, which just doesn’t add up. These battle-hardened warriors are known for their martial prowess – but wearing the skins of dead animals doesn’t take any skill.

Indeed, nothing on the bloody battlefields of Warhammer’s war-torn world could match the horrific reality that foxes, minks, rabbits, and other living beings experience at the hands of the fur trade. Those killed for their fur typically first endure a bleak life inside a tiny, filthy wire cage before being electrocuted, drowned, or even skinned alive. Or they may be out minding their business and get caught in horrific bone-crushing steel-jaw traps – often languishing for days before eventually dying of hunger, thirst, or blood loss.

And while we appreciate that these are fictional characters, draping them in what looks to be a replica of a dead animal sends the message that wearing fur is acceptable – when, in fact, it has no more place in 2017 than it would in the year 40,000.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

5th-edition-njalWhile the letter is interesting it shows a lack of knowledge of the worlds Games Workshop has created, either ignoring the fantasy setting or conflating the two games, not to mention some of the claims… they clearly haven’t read any of Chaos’ tomes. Some of that makes what happens to animals fuzzy happy times.

The tabletop miniature game’s world has also been depicted in novels, animated film, and comic books. Currently, Titan Comics is publishing two series set in the world.

This isn’t the first time PETA has stepped into the world of geekdom. The organization has criticized various video games in the past and even used video games to help promote their cause. I look forward to their eventual tabletop miniature wargame rules set.

Euro Thursday: Warhammer 40,000 in Comics

Warhammer 40,000 logoSince 1987 the grimdark future has only seen war (on the tabletop) courtesy of British game company Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40,000 created by Rick Priestley. The game was a futuristic companion to Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

Set in the 41st millennium, humans have settled on millions of worlds ruled by a brutal theocratic regime known as the Imperium of Man and the God-Emperor of Mankind. Corruption, bureaucracy, technological stagnation and escalating war have kept the Imperium teetering on the brink of collapse as they battle hostile forces within and out.

Through seven game editions, numerous book tie-ins, and more, the world is one of the most in-depth science fiction universes out there.

It should be no surprise that this vision of the future has led to comic spin-offs courtesy of a few publishers in different ways.

Warhammer_40K_WOI_01_Cover_BOriginally parts of their own publications, Warhammer 40K comics appeared in the anthology Inferno! magazine and Warhammer Monthly (later Warhammer Comic) published by Black Library who later would also release original graphic novels and floppy comics. The comics were well received with some nominated for various awards and featuring talented creators such as Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Pat Mills, Ian Edginton, and David Pugh.

In 2006 BOOM! Studios took over production and released their own line of comics based in the popular gaming world. About a half-dozen different titles were released by the comic publisher before their loss of the license in 2009 for unknown reasons.

In 2016 Titan Comics announced their licensing of the world and so far have produced one comic series with another announced.

Titan’s Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron follows Baltus, a Dark Angel newly-elevated to the rank of Space Marine, as he is baptized on the bloody battlefield and uncovers the price his Chapter has paid for victory! The series dives into some of the rich history of the universe going back quite some time but is also enjoyable for those new and interested in checking out what it’s all about. This week sees the release of the fourth issue wrapping up the initial arc and setting up future conflict to come.

Independent publisher TPub also released Eisenhorn: Xenos, a tie-in to a recent video game set in the universe.

From tabletop to printed page, Warhammer 40,000 gives fans the ability to not just read about this universe but then take the battle to the tabletop in the miniature game creating a cross-media experience unique in its offerings.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Gets a Comic Tie-In

Prepare for a new dawn! In celebration of the upcoming and highly anticipated Dawn of War III real-time strategy game, Titan Comics and Games Workshop join forces to deliver a brand-new four issue comic mini-series in April 2017. Titan’s brand-new Dawn of War III comic mini-series comes hot on the heels of the phenomenal Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron ongoing series, which launched earlier this year.

Written by Ryan O’Sullivan and illustrated by Daniel Indro, the Dawn of War III mini-series will tie-in to the colossal Dawn of War real-time-strategy games, produced by Relic Entertainment with Sega and Games Workshop, in which players command armies of the Space Marines, Orks, and the Eldar to dominate the battlefield!

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War was a critical and commercial hit in 2005, followed by the release of Dawn of War II: Retribution in 2009.

Titan’s Dawn of War III comic series tells an all-new tale in parallel to that of the video game story, which sees three factions – the Blood Ravens Space Marines, the Eldar, and a fearsome Ork horde – converging on a planet where a weapon of devastating power has been unearthed. .

Titan’s Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III mini-series will be available for pre-order in February’s Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue.

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Games Workshop’s Eisenhorn is Coming to Comics

TPub Comics, in partnership with Pixel Hero Games and Games Workshop, have announced their newest comic Eisenhorn: Xenos.

An original prequel to the recently released video game, based on the novels of the same name from the Black Library. Written by Ryan O’Sullivan, with art from Anthony Spay, Anthony Fowler, and newcomer Andre Campos, Eisenhorn: Xenos follows the exploits of one of Games Workshop’s most popular and enduring characters.

O’Sullivan has been a long time fan of Games Workshop playing the extensive collection of various games including Warhammer 40K, Inquisitor, Necromunda, Gorkamorka, and more.

For fans not prepared to wait until February 2017, Eisenhorn: Xenos is available as part of the Deluxe Game Edition from Pixel Hero Games (Available on PC & iOS), as well as ComiXology.

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Fantasy Flight and Games Workshop Break Up

Fantasy Flight GamesIt’s not much of a surprise to anyone, but the partnership between Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop has ended. The deal began in 2008, and helped both GW and Fantasy Flight expand their game library with roleplaying games like Dark Heresy and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, while creating and establishing new board games like Chaos in the Old World and Forbidden Stars, and Living Card Games such as Warhammer 40,000: Conquest and Warhammer: Invasion.

Beginning February 28th, 2017, Fantasy Flight Games will no longer offer for sale any games in conjunction with Games Workshop, including Talisman and all games taking place in the Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 universes.

All upcoming products have already been announced and there are no new announcements of additional releases for any of the games. Those announce but unreleased products will be released before the end fo the deal

The full list of product lines leaving the Fantasy Flight Games catalog is:

  • Chaos Marauders
  • Dark Heresy
  • Dark Heresy Second Edition
  • Deathwatch
  • Forbidden Stars
  • Fury of Dracula
  • Only War
  • Relic
  • Rogue Trader
  • Space Hulk: Death Angel
  • Talisman
  • Warhammer: Diskwars
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game
  • Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
  • Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
  • All Fantasy Flight Supply products showing imagery licensed to Games Workshop

Creative Team for new Warhammer 40,000 Comics Revealed!

Games Workshop and Titan Comics have revealed writer George Mann and artists Tazio Bettin and Enrica Eren Angiolini will kick-off the phenomenal new Warhammer 40,000 comic series this October!

Now in its seventh edition, the ever-popular tabletop miniatures war game Warhammer 40,000 continues to go from strength to strength. The universe is also explored in dozens of best-selling novels, roleplaying and card games, apps and videogames. Additionally the new Dawn Of War III videogame has been announced for 2017 and looks set to join the previous two games in the series as both a critical and sales smash hit!

Hitting stores on October 12, 2016, the new Warhammer 40,000 comic sees Mann and Bettin take the series to new heights with the first adventure, entitled “Will of Iron”. The story follows Baltus, a Dark Angel newly-elevated to the rank of Space Marine, as he is baptized on the bloody battlefield and uncovers the price his Chapter has paid for victory! Secrets as old as the Horus Heresy are on the verge of being revealed…

This hotly anticipated debut issue comes with five art covers to collect by artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini, John McCrea & Dee Cunniffe, Fabio Listrani, Boo Cook, and Nick Percival, plus a blank sketch cover.

Fans can get a special first look at this thrilling new series at the San Diego Comic-Con Warhammer 40,000 panel on Thursday 21st July (1:30pm – 2:30pm) located in Room 4. This panel is not to be missed and will have artwork previews, announcements and exciting reveals from Warhammer 40,000 writer George Mann and editor Andrew James.

Titan is also producing a special issue #0 edition of Warhammer 40,000, which will be available in October’s edition of White Dwarf magazine – published by Games Workshop. This special 32-page preview comic, designed to direct fans to their local comic book store, features an original 10-page strip by the creative team from the regular series, exclusive ‘making of’ features and comes with a brand-new cover by series artist Bettin.

Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #1 hits stores and digital platforms on October 12, 2016.

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