Comics legend Garth Ennis and artist PJ Holden once again take command for a new action-packed miniseries inspired by Wargaming’s massively popular online game World of Tanks!
World of Tanks: Citadel serves as a prequel to the previous Roll Out miniseries. Set before D-Day, World of Tanks: Citadel follows two opposing tank crews—one German, one Soviet—as they fight for survival in the Battle of Kursk during World War II. The German tankers, led by tank commander Kraft, find themselves deep behind enemy lines and cut off from the rest of their unit. Meanwhile, the Russian tank crew finds themselves at odds with the war and with each other as they embark on a dangerous and uncertain mission.
World of Tanks: Citadel #1 goes on sale May 9, 2018.
Wargaming and Dark Horse Comics are proud to announce that the highly-anticipated first issue of the World of Tanks: Roll Out comic book series is now available in stores and across Dark Horse Digital. World of Tanks: Roll Out marks the first-ever comic book inspired by Wargaming’s popular World of Tanks online game, and features a hard-hitting war story by Garth Ennis skillfully illustrated of Carlos Ezquerra.
In addition, with the release of World of Tanks: Roll Out, the World of Tanks Premium shops for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 will be offering limited-edition bundles featuring the “Snakebite” “hero” tank ripped straight from the comic. “Snakebite” is a signature tier VI British Cromwell light tank that also includes special Snakebite Crew Skill to enhance the tank’s accuracy.
World of Tanks: Roll Out comic issue #1 is available, in English, digitally at Dark Horse Digital and in comic book stores in North America, Australia, Western and Eastern Europe, and will be followed by four more issues of intense tank combat.
World of Tanks #1
Garth Ennis (W), Carlos Ezquerra (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), Isaac Hannaford (Cover)
Garth Ennis (Preacher, Hellblazer) joins Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog) to create a tense war story inspired by the massively popular (over 110 million players!) online game World of Tanks. An untested British crew inadvertently commands an unconventional Cromwell tank into France while hunted by a hardened German panzer unit.
Wargaming, the award-winning online game developer and publisher of the globally successful World of Tanks combat series, today announced a partnership with comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics. This agreement will see the creation and publication of the World of Tanks: Roll Out! comic book series inspired by the hit video game with over 120 million registered players globally. World of Tanks: Roll Out! will be a five issue series, rolling into comic book stores across the US and European territories and digital distribution in the fall of 2016.
World of Tanks: Roll Out! will be written by fan-favorite Garth Ennis, who brings a unique, historically-informed approach to tell a hard-hitting war tale focused on the daring tank crews of World War II. The legendary Carlos Ezquerra will bring his decades of skill to depict the tanks of WWII and the men who commanded them. Covers will be gorgeously illustrated by Isaac Hannaford.
World of Tanks: Roll Out! is set during the tank battles of the summer 1944, featuring British versus German armored units in post D-Day Normandy. It’s the German Panthers vs. British Cromwells, as the British tankers push deeper into France and toward the might of the Germans.
World of Tanks: Roll Out! comic issue #1 will be available digitally in the fall of 2016 in comic book shops across North America and Europe, and will follow a monthly cadence of release for five issues of brutal tank combat.
World of Tanks is the first free-to-play massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. With hundreds of vehicles from a variety of countries at your disposal, the path to victory is achieved through team work, strategy and expert combat skill.