As we previously reported, Titan Comics scored a huge deal with Games Workshop to produce Warhammer 40,000 comics. The first new series that will kick off this October will feature the creative of writer George Mann and artists Tazio Bettin and Enrica Eren Angiolini.
The Warhammer 40,000 Universe is on its seventh edition in the ever-popular tabletop miniatures war game. It has also expanded into dozens of best-selling novels, roleplaying and card games, apps and videogames including the announcement of a brand-new Dawn of War III videogame set for a 2017 release.
With the new comic book series, Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron George Mann, Tazio Bettin, and Enrica Eren Angiolini will follow the story of 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. Secrets as old as the Horus Heresy are on the verge of being revealed…
“I’ve long had an affinity with the rich, gothic universe of Warhammer 40,000, and it’s a privilege to be able to continue it in this way, crafting stories brimming with intrigue, suspicion, heroism and conflict,” says writer George Mann. “Terrible things await the Dark Angels beyond the warp veil of Calaphrax. We’ve got big plans, and we’re about to embark on a terrifying mission into the darkest recesses of the universe. May the Emperor of Mankind protect us!”
If you just so happen to be at San Diego Comic Con later this month you will get your first look at the series during the Warhammer 40,000 panel on Thursday, July 21st at 1:30 pm PT in Room 4. The panel will feature artwork previews, announcements, and other exciting reveals from George Mann and editor Andrew James.
Along with Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #1, Titan will produce a special #0 issue available in October’s edition of White Dwarf magazine – published by Games Workshop. This special 32-page preview comic features an original 10-page strip by the creative team and an exclusive ‘Making Of’ features by artist Tazio Bettin.
Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #1 hits comic book shelves on October 12, 2016. It will feature six covers by Tazio Bettin & Enrica Eren Angiolini, John McCrea & Dee Cunniffe, Fabio Listrani, Boo Cook, Nick Percival, and a blank sketch cover.
Take a look at the covers and a glimpse inside: