Titan Comics and Guerrilla Games have joined to produce the first original comic book series set in the world of the hit video game Horizon Zero Dawn. This debut issue is set to arrive in summer 2020, with a cover by artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.
Set on a far future Earth, Horizon Zero Dawn takes place in a world where animal-like machines now rule the land. Players control Aloy, a young woman who hopes to solve the riddle of her mysterious origins and uncovers the truth of her people’s past. The game first released for the PlayStation 4 in 2017, and more recently arrived for PC; it received numerous awards, including the 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Videogame Writing, and the 2018 BAFTA Games Award for Original Property.
The new comic series from Titan is co-created by Anne Toole, one of the writers of the original game, and features artwork by Ann Maulina. The story will take place following the events of the game and follows Talanah, who is struggling to find her purpose after her trusted friend Aloy disappears.
Titan is featuring a number of variant covers for the debut issue, including artwork by Lau, digital illustrator Loish, and Peach Momoko (Captain Marvel, Black Widow), as well as original game art. A one-shot prequel comic book, which leads into #1, is to be released as part of Free Comic Book Day 2020.
“Fans are going to absolutely love the stories we have to tell of Talanah and Aloy as we expand the Horizon Zero Dawn universe in this new comic series. I’m really excited to see their reaction when this explosive new story arrives,” Tolly Mags, Horizon Zero Dawn comic editor, said.
Horizon Zero Dawn #1 will arrive in comic stores and on digital services on July 22, 2020, and is available to preorder from the Diamond PREVIEWS May catalog.