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.

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. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.


    • well…that’s what everyone should’ve expected after death of the only sane person in Marvel. šŸ˜€
      Next step will be selling rights for all characters to Netflix so they can finally start messing up American comic books same way they messed up Japanese manga making those horrible live actions and 3D animations.
      *That feeling when Netflix’s products not marked with ‘for adults only’ can be counted as porn more than Netflix’s actual porn*


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