Monday, July 11, 2016
Dark Horse Comics Announces "Call of Duty: Zombies"
Dark Horse Comics Deploys Justin Jordan for Call of Duty®: Zombies Comic Book Series
Inspired by Call of Duty: Black Ops III, The Call of Duty ®: Zombies Comic Series Uncovers Hidden Secrets from within the Zombies Timeline!
Call of Duty: Zombies #1 (of 6) is on comic stands October 19, 2016
Special Signing and Panel Opportunities on July 21st at San Diego Comic Con
MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics, Activision Publishing, Inc., and award-winning game development studio, Treyarch have teamed up to deliver Call of Duty: Zombies, a comic book series of undead proportions, written by comics superstar Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians), and illustrated by Jonathan Wayshak (Devolution), with story by Zombies Director, Jason Blundell and the studio’s Lead Writer, Craig Houston. With incredible covers by superstar artist Simon Bisley, the waves of undead come straight out of Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies experience and onto the pages of Dark Horse Comics.
Since Treyarch first introduced Zombies to the Call of Duty franchise as an Easter Egg in Call of Duty: World at War, it has grown into its own pop-culture phenomenon, becoming an indispensable part of what game fans expect from a Call of Duty game. Now, Treyarch’s Blundell and Houston help take fans even deeper down the rabbit hole…
On his quest to secure an ancient artifact known as The Kronorium, Doctor Edward Richtofen enlists the help of The Tranzit Crew, a rag tag group of survivors last seen in the Black Ops II Zombies installment Buried. On a deeply unstable and fractured future Earth, Stuhlinger, Misty, Russman, and Marlton battle for survival against the undead horde, as they slowly uncover the truth behind Richtofen’s mysterious reappearance. The Call of Duty: Zombies miniseries follows these characters’ perilous journey of discovery, filling in crucial pieces of the larger Zombies story.
Call of Duty: Zombies #1 (of 6) hits comic stands October 19, 2016 - Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop.
If you need your Zombies fix before October, make sure to check in at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 21 when Treyarch’s Blundell joins Dark Horse’s Comics & Video Games panel (5pm/PT), where he’ll shed light onto some of the secrets hidden within the Call of Duty: Zombies saga. Additionally, Blundell and Houston will team up earlier that same day for a special guest signing at Dark Horse Booth #2615 (noon/PT).
Fans of the franchise can also read the Call of Duty®: Black Ops III comic book series by Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) and Marcelo Ferreira (Transformers, TMNT) which follows an elite group of cybernetically enhanced soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic, war-torn world transformed by technology. Available now at your local comic store. (Warning: This comic contains violence and may not be suitable for those under 18 years of age.)
Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series of games, an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track; Call of Duty: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day records; and the studio’s most recent Call of Duty: Black Ops III had the biggest entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game globally for the calendar year. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision Publishing, Inc.
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About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.