In a co-venture with NCsoft? Corporation and Cryptic Studios?, Top Cow Productions will launch City of Heroes? as a new comic book series. Celebrated writer Mark Waid (X-Men, Hunter-Killer, Flash, JLA, Ruse, Fantastic Four, Kingdom Come, Empire) teams up with David Nakayama (Proximity Effect, a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, and a Wizard art contest winner), to bring to life the action and the adventure of the super-powered heroes and villains that make up the City of Heroes massively multiplayer online world.
The new series of comics will launch in May and City of Heroes players
will continue to get the new comic book as part of their game
subscription. “The most exciting part for me is the fact that we’ll be
sending this out to both the City of Heroes subscribers and the comic book retailers every month,” says Top Cow Editor in Chief, Jim McLauchlin. “There is a legion of fans out there who love comic books as an idea and as a genre, but may have forgotten that they love comic books in and of themselves. This is our chance to remind them. It’s a great day for the comic business.”