EA and IDW
the planned January launch of ongoing comic book series based on
both Army of Two
and Dragon Age
as both digital and traditional
comics, with the Dragon Age series penned by Orson Scott Card. Here's a
Written by veteran comic book writer Peter Milligan (X-Men, Batman,
Hellblazer), Army of Two is being published as a comic starting in January 2010.
Rising star Chester Ocampo is the cover artist while the interior
artist/penciler, Dexter Soy, is a ‘hot newcomer’ on the comic scene. Soy’s work
suggests influences from well-known comic artists such as Whilce Portacio and
Leinil Francis Yu. The first story arc, “Across the Border”, follows ex-Army
Rangers Salem and Rios as they form their own Private Military Corporation:
Trans World Operations. The story of the comic follow the events of the first
Army of Two game but takes place before the deadly invasion of Shanghai by The
40th Day initiative in the videogame sequel. In the comic, Salem and Rios get
more than they bargained for as they are unexpectedly caught in a brewing war
between the Mexican Army, drug cartels, and The Maras – one of the most powerful
street gangs in Mexico.
Inspired by the highly-anticipated BioWare™ RPG, Dragon Age: Origins, the Dragon
Age comic book series will be written by award-winning fiction writer Orson
Scott Card (Ender’s Game, Ultimate Iron Man). The cover artist is the critically
acclaimed Humberto Ramos. Story details and the interior artist are expected to
be announced shortly.