For the first time ever, Killer Instinct is coming to the world of comics. Thanks to a newly announced partnership between Dynamite Entertainment and Double Helix Studios, New York Times best-selling author Ian Edington and artist Cam Adams (Fallout World) will be taking fans on a new journey set in the Killer Instinct universe starting on September 13. The debut issue will feature a wide variety of covers, which you can check out in the gallery below.
"The Shadow Lord Gargos has been defeated, but the battle to save humankind from his Astral invasion has taken a terrible toll on the Earth. Our world lies in ruin, and a sinister new power called the Coven has risen from the ashes, vying with the megacorporation Ultratech to rule the shattered nations.
"The heroes Kim Wu and Jago - their Astral powers weakened by their devastating war against Gargos - must band together with the scattered remnants of the Night Guard to forge a pathway into the Astral Plane. Here, in the birthplace of The Shadow Lord and The Guardians, festers the secret malevolence that threatens to destroy them all…and enslave the world forever."
Writer Ian Edington said, "Killer Instinct has a colorful and diverse cast of characters, each with their own rich back-stories and plenty more tales to tell. The Killer Instinct pantheon effective comprises a superhero universe and it's hard not to get overwhelmed with the wealth of riches there is to work with. I've taken a dozen or so characters - Kim-Wu, Jago, Aganos, Tusk, Aganos, Kan-ra, etc, and built a story around them that's self-contained but can spring board into other series if need be... You won't need any foreknowledge of the game to enjoy it."
"Killer Instinct has always been a killer game, and the team at Double Helix Games have been a sheer pleasure to partner with on this property," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite's CEO and Publisher. "By bringing on widely celebrated writer Ian Edington, and the endlessly talented Cam Adams, we're confident this is going to be a killer comic book series as well!"
Be sure to check out the various Issue #1 covers in the gallery below, and we'll have more on the Killer Instinct comic as September approaches!