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Preview: Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch #2

WARHAMMER 40,000: DEATHWATCH #2

Writer: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Artist: Tazio Bettin
Cover A: David Nakayama
Cover B: Tazio Bettin
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: June 20, 2018

Written by Black Library superstar Aaron Dembski Bowden!

The Deathwatch 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!

Preview: Warhammer 40,000 Vol. 2 Revelations TPB

WARHAMMER 40,000 VOL. 2: REVELATIONS TPB

Writer: George Mann
Artists: Tazio Bettin and Enrica Eren Angiolini
Publisher: Titan Comics
$16.99 – On sale: November 14, 2017
ISBN: 9781785858130

The mighty ongoing Warhammer 40,000 series returns with a brand new arc! Featuring the capricious and deadly Eldar Harlequins… And the resurrection of the evil inside a Necron tomb!

Baltus and his fellow Dark Angels Space Marines prepare for the next stage of the war, as the darkness within the Calaphrax Cluster threatens to overshadow what little light remains in the Imperium of Man…

Preview: Warhammer 40,000 #10

WARHAMMER 40,000 #10

FALLEN Part 2 (of 4)
Writer: George Mann
Artist: Tazio Bettin
​Cover A: David Sondred
Cover B: ​Pasquale Qualano
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 15, 2017

Baltus and the Dark Angels encounter a squad of chaos-hunting Grey Knights! Is Sabbathiel close to the evidence she needs…to destroy the Dark Angels forever?

Preview: Warhammer 40,000 #9

Warhammer 40,000 #9

FALLEN PART 1 (of 4)
Writer: George Mann
Artists: Tazio Bettin, Enrica Eren Angolini
Cover A: Ørjan Svendsen
Cover B: Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini
Cover C: Dave Sondered
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: September 20, 2017

NEW STORY ARC!
Discovering evidence that, during the Horus Heresy, a rift in the ranks of the Dark Angels led to many Space Marines turning against the Emperor and becoming known as the Fallen, Sabbathiel is emboldened in her mission to expose their ancient lies. However, her crew fear her zealousness will lead to their collective downfall. Meanwhile, as Baltus is inducted into the Inner Circle of the Dark Angels, his growing doubts surrounding the faithfulness of his Order cause him to question his understanding of the universe – even as he pledges to eradicate his corrupted kin. And, faced with further evidence that the dark-helmed Space Marine Baltus witnessed on Exyrion has been orchestrating all of the events in the Calaphrax Cluster to date, the path bends threateningly towards a terrible, inevitable end…

Preview: Warhammer 40,000 #7 Revelations Part 3 (of 4)

WARHAMMER 40,000 #7 REVELATIONS PART 3 (OF 4)

Writer George Mann
Artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini
Cover A: Orjan Svendsen
Cover B: Nick Percival
Cover C: Grzegorz Bowbrowski
FC •32pp •$3.99 – On Sale
May 2 4, 2017

PENULTIMATE ISSUE!

Face the wrath of the Eldar Harlequins – and the rising threat of the Necrons! By superstar writer George Mann (Warhammer 40K Novels, Dark Souls, Doctor Who), with art by Tazio Bettin (Independence Day)!

 

Preview: Warhammer 40,000 #6

WARHAMMER 40,000 #6 REVELATIONS PART 2 (OF 4)

Writer George Mann
Artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini
COVER A: BLAIR SHEDD
COVER B: JIMBO SALGADO
COVER C: TAZIO BETTIN & ENRICA EREN ANGIOLINI
FC •32pp •$3.99 – On Sale April 12

Part two of a brand new arc – the Eldar Harlequins attack! By superstar writer George Mann (Warhammer 40,000 novels; Dark Souls; Doctor Who) with art by Tazio Bettin (Independence Day).

Preview: Warhammer 40,000 #5 Revelations Part 1

WARHAMMER 40,000 #5 REVELATIONS PART 1 (OF 4)

Writer George Mann
Artists Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini
COVER A: CONNOR MAGILL
COVER B: BRIAN WILLIAMSON & MARCO LESKO
COVER C: FABIO LISTRANI
COVER D: TAZIO BETTIN
FC •32pp •$3.99 – On Sale March 15, 2017

THE MIGHTY ONGOING SERIES RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW ARC! FEATURING ELDAR HARLEQUINS…AND A NECRON TOMB! BALTUS AND THE DARK ANGELS PREPARE FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF THE WAR…!

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.

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