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DC Comics to publish Gears of War series

DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint will be publishing a series based upon Epic's videogame franchise

DC Comics, in partnership with Epic Games, has announced plans to publish a comic book series based on the Gears of War videogame franchise.

The series will come from DC's WildStorm publishing imprint this October, with details about the creative team to be released at a later date.

"We are thrilled to be working with DC Comics to further bring to life the Gears of War universe," said Epic Games president Dr Michael Capps.

"A lot of our developers are huge comic fans, and have loved the personas and chronicles unique to DC Comics since childhood. The Gears of War storyline and characters that millions of gamers have come to cherish will be a perfect fit under the WildStorm imprint."

"Epic sets the bar very high, in graphics, story, and gameplay — and expect no less from our series, starting with our lead-in arc that fills in the gaps between the first game and the upcoming sequel," said Hank Kanalz, vice president and GM of WildStorm.

The original Gears of War sold over 4.5 million copies. A sequel will be released this November.

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