New Gears of War Comic Series Slated for 2018

A new Gears of War comic book series is coming in early 2018 and will create a new expanded universe.

on July 22, 2017 4:54 PM

The official Gears of War website posted an announcement about a new comic series that’ll be starting up in 2018.

The comic book series will create a new expanded universe set in the Gears of War world we know and love. Kurtis Wiebe, writer of Rat Queens, is teaming up with IDW Publishing and will be taking on the new comics.

He shared his thoughts on the opportunity:

I’m thrilled to be part of this new adaptation with IDW. 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.

IDW publishing is also going to be releasing all of Gears of War’s classic comic book catalog alongside the new series.

The first issue is going to be released sometime in January 2018.

In other Gears of War news, Gears of War 4’s July update saw the return of a classic map from the first game, and last month, Microsoft gave new details in regards to Gears of War 4’s performance enhancements on the Xbox One X following its E3 reveal.

Gears of War 4 is available on Xbox One, and PC now.

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.