The oft-collaborating folks over at Dark Horse Comics have just announced that a new comic book series will be published in the massively popular BioWare universe of Dragon Age.
Titled Dragon Age: Knight Errant, the comic will focus on Vaea, an elven thief who happens to be a recent arrival to Kirkwall. Fans of the Dragon Age series likely won’t recognize the character of Vaea, but Kirkwall will probably ring a bell to those who played Dragon Age 2, as it is the setting for the majority of the game. When Vaea finds herself within the city’s walls, she witnesses the crowning of the new Viscount of Kirkwall: none other than the most prolific dwarf in town, Varric Tethras.
The official summary for the new series reads as follows:
“BioWare’s bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse!
“Elven squire Vaea and her knight arrive in Kirkwall for Varric Tethras’ appointment as Viscount. A talented thief, Vaea takes on an easy job . . . but when she chooses to change the terms of the deal mid-heist, she is entangled in a dangerous mission that is surely above her pay grade.”
The five-issue series has been written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir who are the collaborative husband and wife behind New Mutants vol. 2 and, more recently, Dracula Everlasting. Artist Fernando Heinz Furukawa (Stitched) will be illustrating Dragon Age: Errant Knight, and the cover art will be crafted by Sachin Teng, who was responsible for the covers of the previous Dark Horse Dragon Age series, Dragon Age: Magekiller.
Recently, Polygon was provided with images for the series’ first cover, as well as a taste of its story, which can be seen below.
The first issue of Dragon Age: Knight Errant is expected to release on May 10.