Dynamite Entertainment in partnership with Atari, recently announced Centipede, a new comic book series based on the game classic of the same name.
Centipede #1 will launch in July, with writer Max Bemis (Worst X-Man Ever, Foolkiller) and artist Eoin Marron (Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original) at the controls. The new series aims for a mix of sci-Fi, horror, and action; fans of Aliens, The Thing, and Predator.
The story of which will follow and expand upon the original game: When a terrifying creature from beyond the stars attacks his planet, protagonist Dale’s journey begins, but he is not out to save his world; it’s already much too late for that. As the lone survivor, the only thing Dale wants is revenge.
Writer Max Bemis says, “I’m honored to be a part of bringing Centipede to life and to be allowed to do it in a somewhat less than conventional and dangerous way. Expect many mushrooms.”
Artist Eoin Marron says, “My favorite aspect of working on Centipede: Game Over is being able to take the core concept and expand on it in a way the original couldn’t at the time. That means developing a whole new world – one that’s similar to ours but not quite – and tearing it all down again from the very first issue. So, if you like your post-apocalyptic, last-man-on-Earth scenarios to be dripping with a tongue-in-cheek self-awareness and dry sense of humor, you’re going dig what we’re doing on this.”
The début issue of Centipede featuring the talents of Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics, Zorro, Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Corpse-Makers), interior artist Eoin Marron, and Dan Schkade (Will Eisner’s The Spirit). A special classic game art cover will also be available.
Also, there are limited variant editions in “Black & White,” “Homage,” and “Virgin Art” formats as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. For big fans of the original game, there is also a classic Atari mini-comic incentive, a remastered replica reissue of the 32-page mini-comic (measuring 5″ x 7.75″), originally packaged with the Centipede Atari game cartridge. Consult your local comic book retailer for more info.
Centipede #1 is set for release in July, at better comic book retailers. Centipede will also be available through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.