Praise The Emperor, Warhammer 40K Is Heading To Comics

Praise the Emperor, Warhammer 40K Is Heading to Comics

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war... and comic books, apparently. Yes, Warhammer, Games Workshop's ludicrously over the top tabletop game, is one of the wackiest, macho universes in science fiction — and after a long hiatus from comics, the series is getting a new swath of books from Titan Comics. Announced at ComicPRO in Portland today, Titan and Games Workshop have penned a deal that will see the first in a plethora of ongoing series set in the relentlessly grim 41st millennium of Warhammer 40K hit shelves in September. Titan were fairly tight-lipped on further details, but the first ongoing series sounds like it could basically be an anthology series promising to cover the myriad races and factions of the universe, from the stalwart Space Marines and Imperial Guardsmen of the Human Empire, to the ethereal Eldar, the mechanised castes of the Tau, or the totally-not-inspired-by-Alien hordes of the sinister Tyranids.

Which, being familiar with how Games Workshop promotes Warhammer 40K, means we're probably due for 90 per cent of these comics to be only about the Space Marines. I hope you're ready for a lot of silly folks in giant power armour in these comics.

Let's hope not though! Like I said, Warhammer 40K prides itself on its ludicrous sense of variety, jam packed with obscenely overpowered and ridiculous heroes and villains. It's perfect for a comic book franchise, with just the right amount of silliness and self-seriousness — hopefully Titan can do that absurd variety justice.

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    Cue the entire comic being dedicated to praising the superiority of the Ultramarines over everything else. Because reasons.

      As it should be.

        Oh hai Matt Ward

          1d4chan called and wants your tears back.
          Some of us have played Ultramarines since before Matt Ward ever joined Games Workshop.
          And Ultramarines in 30k are fantastic to play.

      The Codex Astartes does not support this comment. Prepare to be purged by our Spiritual Liege.

      (Shitposting aside, does anyone else think that the Ultramarines' colour scheme is absurd?)

        Dude you think they're bad? The Imperial Fists say hello!

    To everyones surprise it turns out to be a slice of life comedy series revolving around the Imperial Guard and the wacky ways they die each and every second of the day.

      Can they have a wacky neighbour Mekboy with a pet Snotling???

        That could work. Kinda like Seinfeld in WH40k.

        Kramer as the Mekboy, George working for the Inquisition...

    Each comic only costing 50 dollars an issue! Coming in packs of 5 pages... however 6 pages are needed to make a full comic!

      They'll have to be careful with retcon. Some comics may become completely useless.

      And half the pages are ink-your-own!

      "Games Workshop would like to introduce: ACRYLIC COMIC INKS THAT WON'T WORK ON MINIATURES!"

        Not only that! But after you've got your whole selection of comics, they'll release Comic 2.0 making your current version of comics slightly useless!

    I hope it has the look of Dredd from the 2000A.D comic. THose were fantastic!

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