Dark Horse Comics and Activision have just announced a partnership to bring a prequel comic book for Call of Duty Black Ops 3 this November along side the game.  The comic book is being written by Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) and drawn by Marcelo Ferreira (Transformers, TMNT).

A special mini-comic preview edition will be made available for fans that stop by the Dark Horse Comics or Activision booth next week at Comic-Con.

“A prequel to the highly-anticipated game, the Call of Duty®: Black Ops III comic book series follows an elite group of soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic war-torn world transformed by technology,” Dark Horse detailed in a press release. “In the bullet-ridden first issue, the team infiltrates Tashkent, Uzbekistan to take down a double agent . . . but as they close in, they uncover something much more sinister at hand.”
“A lot of the appeal of Call of Duty is in how it puts you directly in the action. That’s pretty difficult to replicate in a graphic story format, so the aim in a comic adaptation is to provide more of what you don’t get a lot of in the game,” Hama said. “We’re talking character development and back-story, and a more involved personal interaction between the characters. Also, it’s possible to really flesh out the story line, create running sub-plots, and explain technical details that aren’t that easy to convey in the game environment.”

SOURCE: IGN

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  • ScOott

    Furst

    • AidanMauricio

      You’ve achieved nothing.

      • ScOott

        I beat you. I achieve first place .. It will go down in ci history as another first for “sc0ott”

        • Keshav Bhat

          nah, it wont. also i un-banned kyle.

          happy days.

          • ScOott

            Wahoo.. Watch me get banned straight after .. I’m not spamming just shooting the shit talking about comics 🙂

      • Juses

        Noe heh achuved en neu sweg levul

  • AidanMauricio

    This is actually pretty cool!

    • ScOott

      It’s not..

      • Juses

        Wey nut?

        • ScOott

          Ow mi gud, nut yew es well :-/ eyem getting owt uf heor ..

          • AidanMauricio

            Good riddance.

          • ScOott

            Becsuse I don’t think comics are kewl ?

          • AidanMauricio

            Because your annoying. Hate to be a jerk, but it’s true.

          • ScOott

            Stop being an fagit ..

          • AidanMauricio

            Oh my fucking god. This is unbearable. Honestly, people like you need to be banned from the sight.

          • ScOott

            Lmao why u mad bro 😮 .. People like you need to chill their tits out 🙂

          • AidanMauricio

            im not mad, im annoyed.

          • ScOott

            Don’t be, it’s the Internet, if you get annoyed over comments i would hate to see what annoys you In real life 😮 .. Wanna try some breathing exercise with me ?

          • AidanMauricio

            Im going to have to pass on that

          • Juses

            Wut? Eye wuz asken quezten

          • AidanMauricio

            Stop talking like that. From what iv’e seen, you’re an adult, so start acting like one. God damn, I’m 16 and i’m more mature than you.

          • Juses

            Etz Juses, nut Jesus. N eye am typen nernelly. Wut er yew talken bout?

          • ScOott

            Dont Wurri he es un hes man pairreord, eye em helpeng hem weth his angoor isyews..

      • AidanMauricio

        Why is that?

        • ScOott

          Just my opinion, read other posts by me, if you wish..

          • MichiganerE

            It’s also people’s opinions that comics are cool.

          • ScOott

            what ever you say.. Only here on c.i are comics cool, unless you belong to the komic kon Klan.

          • MichiganerE

            Whatever I say? By saying that, I could use your own logic against you. Comics aren’t cool? “what ever you say..”. Since when are comics are cool on CharlieIntel? First, you say that they aren’t cool, yet, you say that they are on C.I. That’s a contradiction. Also, why does liking comics imply that I’m apart of the KKK?

          • ScOott

            Since today apparently .. And by me saying what ever you say, was just me ending the conversation, you have your veiws I have mine .. And I never said you Was part of the kkk .. Paranoid ?

          • MichiganerE

            But you didn’t end, it continued it. Not only that, but considering the fact that you went from typing out your opinion about how comic books aren’t cool to agreeing to disagreeing makes me believe that you feel as if you’ve lost an argument, but you’re just to in denial to accept it. Also, you did say that I was apart of the KKK. In fact, this is from one of your previous comments, “unless you belong to the komic kon Klan.” Forgetful?

          • ScOott

            Lmao, how can I lose an argument based on an opinion, unless your telling me comics are cool for a fact ? .. I can’t belive your taking my comment so seriously .. Note to self, do not fuck with people and their comic books.

          • MichiganerE

            I never said that you lost an argument, I said that it’s possible that you felt as if you lost the argument, and now, you’re agreeing to disagree. Also, I never said that comics being cool are a fact, I never implied that to begin with. I’m not taking your comment seriously, i’m just going by your logic, and i’m arguing against it, i’m also having fun doing this. Note to you, don’t assume things that were never true or were never implied to begin with.

          • ScOott

            No, you said you belive I feel I lost the argument, when that is not my belief, as I can’t lose an argument that has no true fact, it’s just opinion, just because people agree with you doesn’t make it correct.. I was agreeing to disagree, but if you disagree with that, then I will agree to keep on disagreeing .. Up to you .. What exactly am I assuming here?

          • MichiganerE

            Yes, I did say that I believe that you think that you lost the argument, but I never did say that you did. But hey, if you feel that you didn’t, then that’s all that you had to say.

            Actually, you can lose an argument that lacks facts. If anything can be an argument, then opinion based arguments are no exception to the rule.

            Back to my previous comment, you went from typing out that most people don’t think comics are cool, to agreeing to disagreeing that you have your beliefs and I have mine. That’s why I believed that you felt that you lost the argument to begin with. The sudden change in your opinion just made me think that. But hey, if you feel that you didn’t lose the argument, then that’s just how it is. Once again, that’s all you had to say.

          • ScOott

            I don’t belive my opinion has changed, comics are still not cool to me. I’m just saying, like you told me just to say. It’s Kool you like comics tho ..

          • Watagatapitusberry

            Ya two have too much time on your hands, it all becomes irrelevant at the end of the day

          • MichiganerE

            How? It doesn’t take up that much time to type out a comment.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Stop playing dumb. We know what you meant. Comic, con, and clan both start with C, not k. You mad all 3 start with K (as in KKK) and you phrased it to sound just like the KKK. Komic Kon Klan and Ku Klux Klan. Look at the similarities. I doubt that’s just ” being paranoid “

          • ScOott

            Omg! Well done sherlock.. You really think my comment was meaningful, you really think, that I think he is part of the kkk? Haha this is getting better by the minute .. It’s actually a real conspiracy theory youtube it .

    • lunator100hd .

      i agree

  • BO3 is getting a freaking prequel comic-book? Hell yeah! Like honestly, just from what I’ve see so far, I strongly believe that this is going to be a great game this year.

  • RdJokr

    Cool, haven’t seen COD do comics in a while. Not since MW2, IIRC. Would definitely pick these up.

    • MichiganerE

      BO1 and BO2 had comic books. I remember the BO2’s Rightful King comic and the BO1 comic about Woods.

      • RdJokr

        Rightful King was a short story, not a comic. And I don’t even remember BO1 having any sort of extra story, let alone comic.

        • MichiganerE

          I remember a BO2 comic about Menendez’s childhood.

          • RdJokr

            Which was what Rightful King was about. You’re just misremembering things, man.

          • MichiganerE

            Shit.

  • ScOott

    Jeeze I’m suprised by the amount of comic book lovers here … A comic is the worst form of entertainment imo..

    • Well you’re no fun…

      • ScOott

        Lol .. It’s the inbetween pointless thing to buy.. You either want to read something, in which case you buy a good book that you can really get into, or you want to look at some pictures, in which case watch t.v the pictures actually move and talk ? .. I dunno must just be me ..

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          Comics are the inbetween, sure, but not pointless. They’re a light read for people who don’t want to dedicate tons of their time in a novel. They’re also easily portable and you can stop anytime and you can pick it up later and finish it, unlike TVs and movies. Also, TV and movies can’t really recreate comic books. There’s a reason they’ve been around so long.

          • ScOott

            Yh just not my cuppa tea, and I didn’t think many people still cared for them .. I thought they would be the next thing to go, like video tapes and bars of soap ..

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Based on how many shows and TV shows being released based off of comics, I doubt that. If anything, they just got popular again within the past few years.

  • Guywithbrains

    Not surprising considering what we have seen so far…

    https://twitter.com/pcdev/status/594126768652423169

    • ScOott

      You keep saying they look worse than a.w graphics, but they look exactly the same if not better, The only thing that looked amazing in a.w is some of the cut scenes and we haven’t seen any of them yet for black ops 3 have we ?

      • MichiganerE

        They showed off one of the cutscenes in the Black Ops 3 demo. Unlike AW, it didn’t use any CGI.

        • ScOott

          dosent mean the graphics are not as good..

          • MichiganerE

            I never said they weren’t.

          • ScOott

            Just confirming.

          • MichiganerE

            Confirming what? Your kills?

        • jordanxbrookes

          Yeah I saw that. Was really happy with it too since it kept the same level of in-game graphics, making it look more fluent.

          • MichiganerE

            Yes.

      • Guywithbrains

        But it does look so outdated compared to AW. Also Treyarch in general has always the worst graphics in Call of Duty games because of cartoonish style they are using. I prefer AW system (no cartoonish graphics and CGI cutscenes).

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          I prefer BO2’s style. I hated how the graphics changed drastically during cutscenes in AW, it broke the immersion. Besides, the art style is unique and doesn’t look like it’s trying to match Battefield’s graphics.

          • jordanxbrookes

            AW’s graphics in the Campaign were amazing, but yeah I do agree that the CGI cutscenes ruined the whole normality of AW.

          • I preferred CGI Cutscenes, it showed exactly what AW would look like in real life, especially zombies.

            God I wish we had that in waw-bo2 zombies to filter out those godawful graphics.

            I mean, didn’t you like seeing AW equipment like Atlas soilders doing their thing or close up in detail of the exo, showing small parts shifting and moving in their own detail, compared to the ugly low quality third person in game exo that had most parts shaded out and most parts that we’re forced to move have the model break mildly and the textures awkwardly stretch.

            To be honest I much prefer CGI cut scenes compared to the BO2 type of cutscene.

        • LovekillerX

          Yeah in my eyes AW looks sharper and overall better. I didn’t get that “WOW THOSE GRAPHICS!” like last year when first gameplay of AW was released.

          Not saying Black Ops 3 looks bad but not as good as AW. But Call of Duty has never been about graphics but I would like to get that same WOW effect what I got from AW.

        • jordanxbrookes

          I always thought Treyarch had a more realistic gritty visual style and that Infinity Ward games looked more cartoony, with maybe the exception of Ghosts. Sub-D made the weapons in Ghosts look realistic. Hope they use it again for Ghosts 2.

  • Diego Diniz

    Why Melee System changed on Black Ops 3???????
    All previous Call of Duty is 1 Hit Kill Melee Attack. And now you have to make 2 Hits to Kill????
    Melee is Worthless on BO3…

    • Thatlazykid

      Get a combat knife replace your secondary weapon and u get a 1 hit kill melee with the combat knife i think x)

      • Diego Diniz

        Yeah, but still have to CHANGE to secondaries to melee.
        Thats Sucks! I always like to melee and get out LIKE A BOSS…
        That feel will be gone…

    • Bigi345

      Way better than panic knifing. FUCKING GHOST PANIC KNIFE IS BULLSHIT

  • Upvote if @disqus_C2tLIIb3kr:disqus should be banned for this inappropiate typing and trolling also for never being on topic.

    • AidanMauricio

      Why not ban all the people who do it?

    • ScOott

      I always talk about topic, what you on with fuckboy ..

      • Joshwoocool

        I love this comment way to much.Besides that you just got to remember with a name like fuckboy you know he is gonna talk shit

        • AidanMauricio

          Don’t encourage him.

          • ScOott

            To do what? AidsMaraco please just leave me alone 🙁 i will get very angry in a minute if your not careful ?

          • AidanMauricio

            oh no, please don’t, whatever will I do… -_-

          • Juses

            Er buth frem South Park, soe yew suld gut aleng wet euch oother

          • AidanMauricio

            I just have this profile picture because I’m a fan of the show.

          • Thomas the Tank Sw

            Noe u ar an scOott wonnabeh

          • AidanMauricio

            except i’m not.

          • ScOott

            Probz just be an fagit ? .. <3

        • ScOott

          Lol with a name like fuckboy, I don’t know why I even replied (yuke)

    • AidanMauricio

      I think I’m going to leave until this whole “Dolan” shit ends.

      • Juses

        Buey, yew weel nut beh messed

    • Thomas the Tank Sw

      Upvoet ef fuckboy shood bi bannd forr hes fagitnus

    • Juses

      Upvete ef “I’m Fuckboy not Fucknigga…” suld beh benned fer bein fagit whew lieks er owen comuntz n uzes en upvete bot.

      • Michael

        An upvote bot? Lol

        • Juses

          Datz wut heh uze tew do

      • thnk yu Juses fer satndnig up fer wat iz rite!

    • jordanxbrookes

      No, I like Scott.

    • Spodermen

      fuk uf fagut ef u wunt 2 ben scooooot u wull helf 2 gu thrugh mi n mi sweg

      • Kyle Soule

        uy thenk he fukt.

  • Ryumoau

    This sounds really cool, just wished it came out before the game rather than the same month. Its also weird that i feel like i learned more story in that short paragraph about the comic book than i have anything about the campaign of the actual game.

  • Daniel

    This game is so sci fi & not cod it even got a comic

  • Joshwoocool

    The only thing that would make this better is a zombies comic.that way we could have BO2 crew in the comics and have shi no numa crew in the game

  • jordanxbrookes

    That reminds me, I said 3 years ago that I was going to order myself that MW2 Ghost Comic Book and I never did lol.

  • AidanMauricio

    It’s sad seeing such an awesome website go to waste because a few lonely nerds on the internet have nothing better to do than pretend to be cartoon characters. I remember when this site used to be full of people who actually cared. You know, it’s sad knowing that scOott and juses are probably all adults. I’m 16 and i’m more mature than them. This is really tiresome and annoying and it needs to be stopped.But that’s just my opinion. So, Scott and juses, Dedicate your life to something that matters. Get a job, maybe get a breath of fresh air once in awhile. I get that this is what you like to do, even though it is very annoying and time consuming, but you guys don’t have to be total dicks about it.

    That’s just some of what i think.

    but of course, i’m probably just going to be called a faggot.

    • jordanxbrookes

      “lonely nerds on the internet have nothing better to do than pretend to be cartoon characters.”
      *Has Kenny from South Park as his AVI*
      Ok.

      • AidanMauricio

        As i said before, I’m just a fan of the show. Never once have I pretended to be him.

        • jordanxbrookes

          And Scott hasn’t pretended to be Cartman and I have never seen Juses try to tell people the way they should live their lives. Yes the Dolan chat can be annoying, but it’s never bothered me to the point where people like Mr. ICanUseAnUpvoteBot here on this article wants them banned.

          • AidanMauricio

            Scott has pretended to be cartman, and juses is an exception, although he is acting like he is a meme.

          • jordanxbrookes

            When did he pretend to be Cartman?

          • AidanMauricio

            3 days ago…

          • Thomas the Tank Sw

            Choo Choo!!!!

          • jordanxbrookes

            Wow he made once reference, hardly pretending to be Cartman.

          • AidanMauricio

            i doubt this is the only time he’s done it. Anyway, this is besides the point.

          • jordanxbrookes

            You know you act more like Kyle than Kenny? Stupid Jew ;P

          • AidanMauricio

            That’s fine with me

          • Kyle Soule

            Me? Just kidding.

          • burrgee

            Don’t listen to fatboy there he rides on their dick all the time that’s why this site has gone to the dogs because its all ways them three finger blasting each other and its annoying af.

    • Are We Not Young God?

      It’s the internet get over it, just have fun with it. Everybody has a life outside these forums your nothing special, just shut your mouth and eat a dick. Have a nice day.

      • AidanMauricio

        Hm.

        • ScOott

          What that guy said was a good response and you couldn’t even give him an answer, the only person your making look like a twat is yourself

          • AidanMauricio

            You aren’t involved in this right now, bud.

          • ScOott

            Yes I am, you was talking about me, and I’ve put my self in the convo so I’m even more involved.. You replied with a decent answer yet instead of a stupid picture ? ..

          • AidanMauricio

            I feel that picture fits perfectly. I tend to be speechless when an adult tells a teenager to eat dick.

          • ScOott

            Lol.. Ignoring the dick eating bit, it was a valid comment.

          • AidanMauricio

            Eh.

          • ScOott

            ?

          • AidanMauricio

            That’s my opinion. Just “Eh.”

          • ScOott

            Ok well it’s been nice talking to one of my haters .. See you around ..

          • AidanMauricio

            Sure?

    • burrgee

      You forgot about fatty Jordan Brookes he’s the worst out of them all

      • AidanMauricio

        I don’t mind Jordan, unless he’s being a dick.

      • ScOott

        You have a man crush on jordan, I can see why you would be jelous, just let it go.. You bring him into everything, what is it, the fact that he has lots of followers on here, or because of youtube, or do you know him in real life? What ever it is you seem a very jelous guy, not a good look.

        • AidanMauricio

          Not a good look? all you do is embarrass yourself XD

          • ScOott

            I get embarrassed over the Internet ? Not really..

        • burrgee

          Hardly a man crush sure I’m a girl. I just don’t like him full stop

    • Spodermen

      fagit

    • ScOott

      Faggot! I go out side and o have a job, anything else you would like me to do? People like you ruin the comment section making it all about me, if you hadn’t commented so much I wouldn’t of replied to you, sounds to me you have serious life problems as your getting annoyed to easily over the Internet, have you tried a shrink ? .. To care enough to write hate comments about someone is pretty pathetic as we don’t know each other. If you can’t handle the Internet get off it.

      • LovekillerX

        To be honest I wouldn’t write such a comment if I were you. You make it sound like you don’t want him to write almost any comments here or otherwise you will comment to him. Also what comes to annoying things, you have said to me (or Guywithbrains) how you have to answer if we say anything annoying (for example say some flaws from Black Ops 2 which tend to annoy you…)

        So you basically are also getting annoyed because of me and Guywithbrains. Does that mean you have also some kind of life problems? Probably not. I think that 27 year old (little childish guy though) could stay in topic and not go into personal things like life problems.

        We all do hate comments. You can’t deny that. Maybe it means we are all pathetic, like you said? Your comment seems to be pretty hypocrite.

        I have to admit you are pretty childish for 27 year old but I’m not going into that. Just made me wonder why write so hypocrite comment which also describes you pretty well…

        Nothing personal so don’t get mad.

        • ScOott

          Again you don’t read what people to busy up guywithbrains arse, I’m not mad, I laugh at all these comments, He stated he was getting angry so I told him not to, I never get angry.. I like to piss people off if I can sometimes, I like to troll people sometimes, and I will never not comment back, if you have a problem with it don’t read my comments ..

      • Juses

        Fagit*

    • Kill Denied

      I wouldn’t waste your life playing video games

      • AidanMauricio

        I’m not going to. What does this have to do with what i said?

        • Kill Denied

          The “dedicate your life to something that matters” part sounds extremely hypercritical when you’re crying of a comment section going to waste.

          • AidanMauricio

            I’m a teenager, and he is an adult. I’m on summer break. What else am i going to do? You think i have friends?

          • Kill Denied

            You have two years until you become an adult, instead of playing games and whining over people having a laugh. You can build a foundation, workout, learn another language, make some friends etc.

          • AidanMauricio

            oh gott, mein leben vurgeudet ive…

          • Kill Denied

            Do the others

          • AidanMauricio

            I’m happy with my body and friends just slow me down.

          • Kill Denied

            Get some friends

          • AidanMauricio

            I’ll make friends when i’m out of school.

          • Kill Denied

            Well it’s pretty hypocritical to tell someone to get some fresh air, when you need it the most.

          • AidanMauricio

            I get out everyday. Just because i don’t have friends doesn’t mean i don’t go out and do things.

          • #HUG

            but in the end, nothing even matters <3

  • NOVA_POLARIS

    So when will this comic be available and how much will it cost?

    • AidanMauricio

      November 4th, No word on how much it will cost.

      • Thomas the Tank Sw

        Im pretty sure someone will scan it and upload it within a week of release

        • AidanMauricio

          And then there is that ^

  • thun

    written by katy perry

    • AidanMauricio

      how does that make any sense?

  • ReZ_115_SoN_of_a_Gun

    Really hope marshawn lynch is just a small part of the campaign. Also I heard that rosario dawson did something with treyarch. Maybe she’s one of the zombie characters? They did say star studded cast. I’d be fine with that. She’s great in daredevil.

    • AidanMauricio

      I heard he won’t be the main villain. Can’t remember where I saw that for the life of me.

  • burrgee

    Is tmartn partners withe Charlie Intel cuz I’ve noticed every article ci puts up tmartn makes a video about it.. Or maybe he’s just a thieving cunt I don’t know.

    • Bigi345

      They’re friends, not exactly partnered

  • Unrelated I know and apologize but why the lack of detail on a lot of the Exos?

    And why so many campaign assets unused for the multiplayer?

    SH has a thing for always showing the knuckle braces on the exos in third person, but in first person are ignored.

    To be honest, I only saw them in first person maybe once in the detriot mission.

    Seriously, check it out. Go into a game on zombies and look at any of the exos on the zombies, or look at your partners.

    Drop international a game of infected, then look at the hazmat characters.

    Almost all the exos, besides first person and multiplayer depict this type of exo that lacks the jetpack and has knuckle braces on it, but are never shown on you. Its odd and I’m starting to seriously notice it.

    Another thing is that AW campaign wise has so many uniforms and parts never even used in multiplayer, but instead they insist on recoloring the stuff they have in multiplayer.

    Like, for instance, Atlas Military police.

    The only part of that awesome looking uniform are the knee pads and part of the chestplate.

    You could say how they’d have to make new first person models but they already exist, like in the Detriot mission you are equipped with a type of red body armor and a different colored bal 27 never seen again.

    Why does SH insist on recycling the same stuff for multiplayer when they have a multitude of equipment that could refresh the multiplayer inside the campaign?

    • AidanMauricio

      They think it makes the game “Balanced”.

      Fully auto IMR isn’t any better than an insanity. We need a fully auto IMR legendary.

  • Guywithbrains

    Seems like even David Vonderhaar is happy with time to kill. If they tune it slightly down from E3 version it will be perfect.

    https://twitter.com/DavidVonderhaar/status/616360405607292928

    • LovekillerX

      I have same thoughts. But I think TTK between Ghosts and Black Ops 2 would be good. I don’t want it to be too fast but also not like in Black Ops 2.

      People want slow TTK and toughness built-in. I don’t see why toughness should be built-in and why slow TTK is good. If I get behind enemies I earn those kills. To me it isn’t unfair when I shoot first and get the kill. There is no point of flanking if I get behind enemies and then suddenly someone who I started to shoot first turns around and dropshots me.

      Also why weapon shouldn’t flinch at all if you get shot, why you should get a chance to win someone who shot you first…? People should be more aware of their surroundings and get used to the fact that first to shoot usually wins.

  • AidanMauricio

    Besides all the shit that happened in this comment section, this looks very cool, and i’m going to pick one up at comic con.

  • Tep Kok

    Perhaps it’ll explain how BO3 is set 10 years further in the future than AW yet the technology is waaaay inferior

    Sure they’re different universes but that’s no excuse