Electronic Arts and Image Comics today announced a new comic book series based on EA’s survival horror video game Dead Space. This new six-book series set in the Dead Space universe will be written and illustrated by Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston.
The first issue will be on comic store shelves starting March 3 for $2.99 each. However, a limited-edition version of issue #1 with exclusive cover art will be available at WonderCon in San Francisco. In addition, Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston will be signing the first issue of the Dead Space comic at WonderCon on February 22-23 in the Electronic Arts/Image Comics booth. The first 25 people at the booth each day will receive a free copy of the comic’s first issue.
The Dead Space comic is the prequel story for the game. This comic series tells the gut-wrenching tale of a deep space mining colony that unexpectedly pulls an ancient and vicious alien life force from the dark rock.
Ben Templesmith is an Australian commercial artist best known for his work in the American comic book industry – most notably Fell with writer Warren Ellis, published by Image Comics, and 30 Days of Night with writer Steve Niles published by IDW Publishing.
Antony Johnston is the author of 13 graphic novels, including Stormbreaker and Point Blanc (adapted from Anthony Horowitz’ best-selling Alex Rider novels), The Long Haul, Julius and Three Days in Europe. He writes two ongoing serials, the sci-fi epic Wasteland and the children’s fantasy Texas Strangers. He has also written for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre comics license and is the only other writer to have penned a story for Greg Rucka’s Queen & Country series.