League Of Legends Is Getting It's Very Own Marvel Comics Series

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor November 19, 2018
Share:

Fans of League of Legends' lore are in for a rare treat come next May. Today, it was revealed that Riot games is taking a step into the real world of comics. In fact, the company has partnered with comics behemoth Marvel to create a graphic novel based on the video game -- titled League of Legends: Ashe Warmother.

The comic, featuring one of the original lineup of League heroes, will come out some time next May, and tells the story of her life in Freljord.

This is a truly collaborative effort on the part of the two companies as Odin Austin Shafer, League's senior narrative designer, will pen the story. Nina Vakueva -- known for "Heavy Vinyl" -- will be working on the art.

News of the collaboration comes via The Verge, who not only have a sample of the comic's cover art, but also spoke with Riot's Head of Creative Development, Greg Street. Street informed them that Riot "see[s] similarities between the League of Legends Universe and the Marvel Universe," due to both of them having a diverse group of characters.

This won't be the last of Riot's efforts to tell stories about their characters. According to Street, the company wants to offer players detailed origin stories as well as stories that add to their narrative. They also plan to continue dabbling in alternative universe stories for some of their characters.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: League of Legends, Riot Games, marvel.

About the Author

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (3)

babo 3 years ago
*its

Travis 3 years ago
Stan Lee dies and Marvel sticks it's head up it's ass

View 1 reply

You May Enjoy

(UPDATED) Proposed LotRO Changes Bring Out Pay-To-Win Accusations

(UPDATED) Proposed LotRO Changes Bring Out Pay-To-Win Accusations

But currency earnings from the cash shop are dwarfed by other means of acquisition.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Naraka: Bladepoint Introduces New Character, Wuchen, The Mystic Daoist

Naraka: Bladepoint Introduces New Character, Wuchen, The Mystic Daoist

Manipulate qi to use spirit blades against your enemies.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 days ago
Techland Commits To Five Years Of Post Launch Game Support For Dying Light 2

Techland Commits To Five Years Of Post Launch Game Support For Dying Light 2

Yes. That means more content.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
High-tier Pan-Asian Cruisers Steam Into World Of Warships

High-tier Pan-Asian Cruisers Steam Into World Of Warships

Earn the Tier V-X ships, and other rewards, through weekly combat missions.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
WoW Classic Getting Two Burning Crusade Raids Later This Month

WoW Classic Getting Two Burning Crusade Raids Later This Month

The Battle for Mount Hyjal and The Black Temple arrive on January 27.

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Preview: Exploring Cantha And Riding Turtles Into Battle In Guild Wars 2: End Of Dragons

💣 Feature | Preview: Exploring Cantha And Riding Turtles Into Battle In Guild Wars 2: End Of Dragons

New lands await and an old foe returns in a more accessible strike mission.

By Jason Winter - 5 days ago
See More
Live Giveaways