The Coalition and IDW Publishing joined together to bring the Gears of Wars action sci-fi franchise back to the comic stands, this winter.
Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the Gears of War series charts the story of humanity’s struggle against fearsome and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, comradery, and survival.
“We are thrilled to be working with IDW Publishing to expand the Gears of War universe through comics,” says Rod Fergusson, Studio Head at The Coalition, developers of the Gears of War franchise. “The rich world and characters that millions of gamers have come to cherish are in very capable hands.”
Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) is set to write the new series inspired by the world-famous games.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this new adaptation with IDW,” said Wiebe. “With the release of Gears of War 4, fans experienced all the classic callbacks to the brutal, over-the-top action and tone they were used to but there was a new dynamic created with the younger generation of heroes in JD, Kait, and Del. That’s the same experience I want for the comic readers. Something that feels familiar but fresh through new, as-of-yet unexplored regions and stories of the Gears of War universe.”
Also, IDW will re-release the classic Gears of War comics catalog, previously published by WildStorm.
Gears of War #1 descends upon the comic book shelves, this January 2018.