The classic Atari game Centipede will be the latest to get the comic book treatment from Dynamite Entertainment, according to an announcement by the company. This will be the second Atari title, following Swordquest, to get a comic title from Dynamite.
The book will be written by Max Bemis (Worst X-Man Ever, Foolkiller) with art by Eoin Marron (Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original).
“My favorite aspect of working on Centipede: Game Over is being able to take the core concept and expand on it in a way the original couldn't at the time,” Eoin said. “That means developing a whole new world - one that's similar to ours but not quite - and tearing it all down again from the very first issue.”
Centipede #1 will be released in July and will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May 2017 PREVIEWS. A number of variant covers by artists including Francesco Francavilla and Dan Schkade will be available for this debut issue as well.
“When Dynamite announced the launch of the Atari comic line, fans widely shared their excitement across social media, reminiscing over their fondest memories of hours spent in the Arcade and in front of their favorite Atari games," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "With the addition of Centipede to our Atari line, we'll be able to bring that same excitement to the die-hard fans that worked hard to bring down the evilest of insects.”