IO Interactive, part of Square Enix Europe, has announced that they have partnered up with DC Comics to produce a comic series based on Kane & Lynch. The new series will have its first comic book released this August. It will be produced by DC’s Wildstorm imprint.
“We could not be happier about this partnership and expansion into comics. Who better to work with than DC Comics?” said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of IO Interactive. “We hope the comic book world is ready for the violent mayhem of Kane & Lynch.”
“Kane & Lynch are two of the most interesting videogame characters I have ever seen,” said Hank Kanalz of DC Comics. “I think this new series will show the diversity of our line of books, as our creators capture the essence of these two criminals.”
The Kane & Lynch comic series will be penned by Ian Edginton. The man has worked with several top notch companies in the comic industry for over 20 years. Some of his notable works has been with properties such as Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Chris Mitten, who also works on the series Wasteland, will be the artist for the Kane & Lynch comic series. New York Times best selling artist Ben Templesmith, whose notable works include 30 Days of Night and Fell, will be the cover artist. Both artists are known for their raw, sinister illustration style that fully embodies the Kane & Lynch feel.
We all look forward to this comic adaptation of this video game franchise. Can’t wait to see the first issue in roughly 3 months.