Details have surfaced about the new Killer Instinct comic set to release in August. The series will be published by Dynamite Entertainment, a company whose publication history features many film, television, and video game adaptations.
The writer of the series is Ian Edington, a New York Times bestselling author and nominee of several Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Edington seems very excited to bring the Killer Instinct cast to life in his own way, and had this to say about working on the series:
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 springboard into other series if need be. I’ve structured it to appeal to die-hard KI fans, and those coming to it cold. You won’t need any foreknowledge of the game to enjoy it. Likewise, there will be plenty of nods and Easter eggs to the game for Killer Instinct fans. I’ve had a huge amount of fun writing this series. It’s a fantastic world to be permitted to play around in.
The illustrator of the comic will be Cam Adams, a credited freelance artist and graduate of The Kubert School who’s currently previewing work of the Killer Instinct characters on his Twitter page. Priced at $3.99, the first issue will be 32 pages, the average length of a standard comic.
Killer Instinct #1 will premiere on August 13th, but you can get a preview of it here.