God Of War Comic Series Reveals Kratos’ Old Norse Origins
Earlier this year, the PlayStation 4 was presented with an all-new God of War adventure, presenting a detailed world and thoughtful story through the lens of Old Norse mythology. The sequel/reboot was a departure from the series established ancient Greek setting following Kratos’ utter annihilation of the Olympic pantheon. With what happened in-between these games largely a mystery, Sony has now partnered with Dark Horse Comics to tell the Ghost of Sparta’s Scandinavian origins in a new God of War comic series.
As unveiled in a first-look with ComicBook, the Kratos-centric story will introduce the demigod’s first years in the Norse Wilds as he attempts to leave his old life behind. However, this doesn’t last long before his newfound attempts toward decency are confronted with a large, terrifying bear as well as a described “mysterious cult of berserkers.” The first of these monstrous foes is depicted in artist E.M Gist’s cover of the first issue, which is seen below:
Creatives behind this epic new adventure include writer Chris Roberson of iZombie fame, with interior art being handled by Tony Parker, who also contributed to the digital comic bundled with God Of War. Dan Jackson from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic is also on board as colourist, as is Comicraft’s John Roshell as the official letterer. The four-part God of War comic series will mark the beginning of its run later this Fall on November 14th.
What do you think? Are you interested in learning Kratos’ Norse backstory, or do you enjoy the unseen mystery surrounding his journey between games? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more featured from the realm of comics, check out these next few news stories:
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