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Warframe, Vol. 1 Dives Deep into Game Lore for a Compelling New Story

This July, writer/Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins, writer/editor Ryan Cady, and digital art concept/production studio Studio Hive will release Warframe, Vol. 1, collecting issues #1-5 of the Warframe online game tie-in series.

In the far future, humanity’s descendants scramble to survive in a solar system rife with conflict. Only the Tenno, a faction of powerful warriors, fight to preserve peace and keep the technological masterpieces of the long-dead Orokin out of the wrong hands. But when a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers begin to scour the Earth for a particular hidden artifact, only a lone Tenno and a blinded girl can stop them.

Warframe, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0512-0, Diamond code: MAY180094) will hit comics shops on Wednesday, July 25th and bookstores on Tuesday, July 31st.

Preview: Warframe #5

WARFRAME #5

Writer: Matt Hawkins & Ryan Cady
Artist: Studio Hive
Cover: Kevin Glint
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Age Rating: T+

The first arc concludes in a race for survival. As Captain Vor seeks to claim the Orokin’s bounty for himself, the Lotus’s heroes make desperate choices in the pursuit of justice. But will victory over the Grineer mean losing everything they’ve fought for?

Preview: Warframe #4

WARFRAME #4

Story: Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady, Cam Rogers & Ryan Mole
Art / Cover: Studio Hive

On the other side of the Void Gate, the Lotus’s Tenno and her allies discover Orokin secrets beyond their imagining. But they’re far from alone on the vessel, as something horrible from the past awakens….

Review: Warframe #1 & 2

Warframe, the free game for PC and console, has a pretty simple surface premise: be a robot space ninja with guns and do cool parkour tricks. It’s free and, honestly, it serves the game well. You don’t have to care more about what’s going on that that if you don’t want to. In a lot of ways, it’s a lot like Overwatch in that respect: lore is meant to enhance the experience of the gameplay but isn’t entirely necessary. It’ll definitely make things clearer however, especially as you get deeper into the game’s story missions.

The Warframe comics from Image and Top Cow also help to fill in some of the lore of the world of Warframe where Tenno, Grineer, and other factions are constantly at war over the solar system and the secrets of the Orokin hidden within the Void. The first arc thus far seems to come before the start of the game and details how a Tenno came to be in the hands of the Grineer Captain Vor. If you’re curious about how what’s supposed to be a great warrior ended up a prisoner of war, #1 and 2 fill in the gap well.

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Fans of the game will recognize several faces (or, in the case of Warframes, “faces”) like the Lotus, Vor, Excalibur, Mag as well as locations like the Ostron village of Cetus introduced in the latest major patch of the game, Plains of Eidolon, and an Orokin vault. But other characters will be a new vector of storytelling from the ideas of Steve Sinclair and the writing team of Matt Hawkins and Ryan Cady. My favorite bits thus far have been the expletive substitutes used in #2. It’s always interesting to see how writers choose to navigate language in sci-fi settings.

The art by Studio Hive works well with this, stylizing the lush worlds created by developer Digital Extremes in much the same way as final concept art to help draw you in deeper. Alongside the lettering of Troy Peteri that makes it easy to follow along with who exactly is speaking when, this comic is a well communicated and smooth read.

If you’re a fan of the game or have become one, this comic is definitely one to pick up to dive even deeper into the lore of a game that already has a ton to offer. And hey, the game is free.

Story: Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady Art: Studio Hive
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0
Recommendation: Keep up with it if you’re invested in Warframe’s lore or want to be

#1 was obtained as a convention exclusive, #2 was provided to Graphic Policy.

Warframe Invades Comics this October

Writer/Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins teams up with writer/editor Ryan Cady and digital art concept/production studio Studio Hive to bring the free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter to life as a comic. Warframe #1 arrives this October from Image Comics and Top Cow Productions.

In the far future, humanity’s descendants scramble to survive in a galaxy rife with conflict, scavenging for ancient technology and long-forgotten secrets. Only the Tenno, powerful warriors, battle to preserve peace and keep the technological masterpieces of the long-dead Orokin out of the wrong hands.

Now, a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers, under the tactician Captain Vor, scour the Earth for a hidden artifact, and only a lone Tenno and a blinded girl can stop them…

Warframe #1 (Diamond code: AUG170601) hits comic book stores Wednesday, October 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, September 11th.

Preview: American Legends #5

American Legends #5

Story By: Zachary Schwartz
Story By: Bill Schwartz
Art By: Studio Hive
Cover By: Studio Hive
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: SEP140571
Published: November 26, 2014

AMERICAN LEGENDS #1-5 – WEEKLY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER! Depicting the extraordinary exploits of the legendary pioneers DAVY CROCKETT, MIKE FINK, and SALLY ANN THUNDER on a quest to save the Lewis & Clark expedition and thwart a conspiracy hatched by Napoleon to destroy the promising future of a young American nation. Featuring a unique look at the Hatfields & McCoys, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Sacagawea, and many, many more! These are the stories of the great frontiersmen who explored the magical and savage frontier before becoming mythical heroes in American folklore. These are the tall-tales of our youth, known and loved by all. These are the American Legends.

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Preview: American Legends #4

American Legends #4

Story By: Zachary Schwartz
Story By: Bill Schwartz
Art By: Studio Hive
Cover By: Studio Hive
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: SEP140570
Published: November 26, 2014

AMERICAN LEGENDS #1-5 – WEEKLY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER! Depicting the extraordinary exploits of the legendary pioneers DAVY CROCKETT, MIKE FINK, and SALLY ANN THUNDER on a quest to save the Lewis & Clark expedition and thwart a conspiracy hatched by Napoleon to destroy the promising future of a young American nation. Featuring a unique look at the Hatfields & McCoys, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Sacagawea, and many, many more! These are the stories of the great frontiersmen who explored the magical and savage frontier before becoming mythical heroes in American folklore. These are the tall-tales of our youth, known and loved by all. These are the American Legends.

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Preview: American Legends #3

American Legends #3

Story By: Zachary Schwartz
Story By: Bill Schwartz
Art By: Studio Hive
Cover By: Studio Hive
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: SEP140569
Published: November 19, 2014

AMERICAN LEGENDS #1-5 – WEEKLY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER! Depicting the extraordinary exploits of the legendary pioneers DAVY CROCKETT, MIKE FINK, and SALLY ANN THUNDER on a quest to save the Lewis & Clark expedition and thwart a conspiracy hatched by Napoleon to destroy the promising future of a young American nation. Featuring a unique look at the Hatfields & McCoys, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Sacagawea, and many, many more! These are the stories of the great frontiersmen who explored the magical and savage frontier before becoming mythical heroes in American folklore. These are the tall-tales of our youth, known and loved by all. These are the American Legends.

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Preview: American Legends #2

American Legends #2

Story By: Bill Schwartz
Story By: Zachary Schwartz
Art By: Studio Hive
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: SEP140568
Published: November 12, 2014

AMERICAN LEGENDS #1-5 – WEEKLY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER! Depicting the extraordinary exploits of the legendary pioneers DAVY CROCKETT, MIKE FINK, and SALLY ANN THUNDER on a quest to save the Lewis & Clark expedition and thwart a conspiracy hatched by Napoleon to destroy the promising future of a young American nation. Featuring a unique look at the Hatfields & McCoys, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Sacagawea, and many, many more! These are the stories of the great frontiersmen who explored the magical and savage frontier before becoming mythical heroes in American folklore. These are the tall-tales of our youth, known and loved by all. These are the American Legends.

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Preview: American Legends #1

American Legends #1

Story By: Bill Schwartz
Story By: Zachary Schwartz
Art By: Studio Hive
Cover By: Studio Hive
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: ICSEP140567
Published: November 5, 2014

AMERICAN LEGENDS #1-5 – WEEKLY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER! Depicting the extraordinary exploits of the legendary pioneers DAVY CROCKETT, MIKE FINK, and SALLY ANN THUNDER on a quest to save the Lewis & Clark expedition and thwart a conspiracy hatched by Napoleon to destroy the promising future of a young American nation. Featuring a unique look at the Hatfields & McCoys, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Sacagawea, and many, many more! These are the stories of the great frontiersmen who explored the magical and savage frontier before becoming mythical heroes in American folklore. These are the tall-tales of our youth, known and loved by all. These are the American Legends.

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