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.”