Today at NYCC, Naughty Dog and Dark Horse Comics have confirmed that they’re working together to bring out a four-issue mini series called “The Last of Us: American Dreams”. The comic series will take place prior to the events of the game following Ellie and how’s she survived through the “postpandemic world”. The series will also showcase how Ellie meets up with Joel, giving readers a bit more backstory before tackling the newly anticipated PS3 title.
The series will be written by “The Last of Us” lead writer Neil Druckmann, while Faith Erin Hicks works alongside as the cowriter and artist. The first issue is set for release in Spring of 2013.
Are you interested in picking up “The Last of Us: American Dreams”? Sound off in the comments below! Also, be sure to check out the press release.
October 13, NEW YORK, NY—The most anticipated video game of 2013, The Last of Us, comes to print with a comic series and an art book from Dark Horse Comics and Naughty Dog!
The Last of Us: American Dreams will be a four-issue series by The Last of Us lead writer Neil Druckmann, with rising star Faith Erin Hicks (Zombies Calling, Friends with Boys, The Adventures of Superhero Girl) as cowriter and artist.
Ellie, the heroine of The Last of Us, has grown up in a postpandemic world, shuttled between military orphanages in one of the last remaining quarantine zones and resigned to the fact that when she’s old enough, she’ll be channeled into the army or left to fend for herself—until she meets an older girl determined to find a third way out. American Dreams explores Ellie’s backstory and her first steps on the road that led her to her companion Joel.
The first issue of The Last of Us: American Dreams will appear in the spring of 2013.
The Art of The Last of Us, a deluxe hardcover exploring the characters, the infected humans, and the intricately realized world of the game, will launch in conjunction with the release of the game.