IO Interactive, part of Square Enix Europe, confirmed their partnership with DC Comics to produce a comic book series based on Kane & Lynch. The comic will be produced by DC’s Wildstorm imprint with the first issue scheduled to launch August 2010.
The Kane & Lynch comic book series is penned by Ian Edginton, who has been in the comic scene for over two decades (with DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Top Cow, etc. under his belt). If you’re an avid follower of the comic scene, you’ve probably seen his work on franchises like Aliens, Terminator, Star Wars, Star Trek and Torchwood. Chris Mitten is the artist for the series (of WASTELAND fame), and Ben Templesmith (of 30 Days of Night fame) is the cover artist. Both artists are known for their sinister, raw stylized illustrations, perfect for capturing the brutal mayhem of Kane & Lynch.
“We could not be happier about this partnership and expansion into comics. Who better to work with than DC Comics? We hope the comic book world is ready for the violent mayhem of Kane & Lynch.”
Kane & Lynch began as a video game following two hardened criminals. The story continues with the upcoming sequel, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. The comic is slated for release on August 2010.