Dark Horse Comics, routinely the publisher behind video game-to-comic adaptations, is working with Ubisoft on a comic book tie-in for its new franchise, Immortals Fenyx Rising. The comic will be written by Ben Kahn and illustrated by Georgeo Brooks. The team announced the news excitedly in a press release that also gave a hint of what readers can expect from the story arc narratively speaking.
"Fenyx enjoys her new life on Mount Olympos, but when her hometown suddenly gets hit by strange earthquakes, she has to investigate," said Dark Horse. "Back at home, she reunites with her human father - to his shock, he learns that gods are real. Fenyx's mom, who had kept her godhood under the radar, cautions her that such a life has its drawbacks and things get messy when Zeus makes an appearance,. As the earthquakes continue to rupture the earth, dangerous creatures emerge, past foes return, old flames reignite, and history is once again in the making! It’s time for the gods to team up to fight as a family!"
The comic will launch in stores on October 5 as a one-off OGN, or original graphic novel. This means it won't come out in pieces over several weeks or months, instead dropping all at once. Direct Market comic retailers will sell the comic even earlier, beginning on September 22.
"We're thrilled to be collaborating with Dark Horse comics on the next chapter of Fenyx's adventure. Ben and Georgeo tell this riveting tale with humor, heart and soul. Can't wait to share it with all of you!" said Jeffrey Yohalem, narrative director of Immortals Fenyx Rising at Ubisoft.
In the past, Oregon's Dark Horse Comics has been something of a go-to for games turned comics, with decorated series in the Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and The Last of Us franchises, among many others.
Immortals Fenyx Rising was once delayed from an early 2020 window to December of last year. It arrived to strong critical and commercial success, averaging 79 on Opencritic from many dozens of critics as well as finishing the 2020 calendar year as the seventh-best selling game to launch. Ubisoft has since implied the series will continue with a sequel game, and now the Immortals universe will grow beyond just games too.