A new comic book mini-series based on Dark Souls is being released by Titan Comics. It will be titled Dark Souls: The Age of Fire.
Dark Souls: The Age of Fire comic book by Titan Comics
The Dark Souls: The Age of Fire comic book mini-series will be four-issues long. Titan Comics say that it will feature “all the main characters” from the game. The comics’ story will be the story will be a “dramatic retelling of the Legends of Silver Knights.” You will be able to buy the first issue of the Dark Souls: The Age of Fire mini-series in May, just about the release time for Dark Souls Remastered.
Prior to Dark Souls: The Age of Fire being released, Titan Comics has revealed a number of variant covers in addition to some pages which show the internal artwork. Here’s a look at some of the stunning artwork from the comic.
Dark Souls: The Age of Fire is written by Ryan O’Sullivan. He has previously written many comic books, which include Turncoat, Eisenhorn, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and The Evil Within. In addition to Dark Souls: The Age of Fire, he has also recently been writing a comic book series which is called Void Trip. It tells the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy.
Dark Souls: The Age of Fire‘s beautiful artwork is done by Anton Kokarev. He also did some of the art for the Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn comic book series. Anton Kokarev was also one of the illustrators for The Howling comic book. He also illustrated a fantasy novella collection, called Assassins, Knights, & Dwarves: The D.P. Prior Anthology of Sword and Sorcery.
Dark Souls: The Age of Fire and the Silver Knights
In the Age of Fire, the Silver Knights served under Lord Gwyn‘s command. This ended dramatically when Lord Gwyn and some of the Silver Knights traveled to the Kiln of the First Flame. They were trying to link the flame but it ended in disaster. All of the Silver Knights who went with Lord Gwyn were charred by the flame, which resulted in them being transformed into Black Knights.
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Titan Comics has strong prior form with publishing Dark Souls comics, having also published Dark Souls Volume 1 – The Breath of Andolus, Dark Souls: Winter’s Spite and Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame. So you can rest easy knowing that it’s in safe hands.
In addition to the new Dark Souls: The Age of Fire comic mini-series, Titan Comics are also publishing a comic based on Bloodborne, which is called Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep. It will also be released in 2018. Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep will be illustrated by Piotr Kowalski (who also illustrated the Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame comic) and will be written by Ales Kot. Ales Kot is a massive fan of Bloodborne. He put in over 200 hours into the title, researching the game’s universe. The first issue of Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep will be released this month.
Two other video games are also getting comic book adaptions which will be published by Titan Comics. They are Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Sea of Thieves.
The release of Dark Souls: The Age of Fire narrowly precedes the release of Dark Souls Remastered. Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Switch, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 25th, 2018.
Are you planning on purchasing Dark Souls: The Age of Fire? If so, will you buy the issues separately or will you hold out until they are all released together as a graphic novel? What was your verdict on the other Dark Sols comic books? Please comment below and let us know.