So it appears as though there's going to be a Dark Souls comic book, releasing in April this year.
Am I crazy, or does this strike anyone else as sort of a bad idea?
It's being written by George Mann, who has written Doctor Who novels, and drawn by Alan Quah who did art for Godzilla: Awakening.
According to Mann:
I’m ‘dead’ excited to be working on this new series (see what I did, there). Dark Souls has a rich, original universe that’s just begging to be explored in comics, and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to delve in and tell some new stories within it. I’ve been a fan of the games for some time, so it’s a real thrill to be able to contribute to the mythology of the Hollows and their world.
I dunno. Doesn't a Dark Souls comic book -- filled with exposition, dialogue and linear story-telling -- seem like it goes against everything that Dark Souls stands for?
It's probably (definitely) unfair to judge this comic before it's released but it seems like a pretty bad idea. Unless it's an absolutely gorgeous bit of work with next-to-no dialogue -- I guess that would work. One of my favourite mangas of all time is Vagabond. It had almost an entire volume free from dialogue and it was utterly beautiful.
I suppose time will tell. What do you think -- is there room for a Dark Souls comic book?