Warhammer 40k and Marvel team up for a new comic book series
You know that whenever Warhammer and Marvel join forces, something truly awesome is on the horizon. So, when news came out that the two big-name brands were teaming up once again for another comic book series, I just had to write about it. You may have heard rumblings over the past few weeks or so if you follow these topics closely. But, if not, here’s the scoop: Warhammer 40k and Marvel have a series in the works that will place the female-driven warrior clan, the Adepta Sororitas, at the forefront as main characters!
That’s correct, the ‘Sisters of Battle’ are taking their place in the spotlight with a comic book series that will take readers on a new adventure that they won’t soon forget. In this post, I’ll provide a little more detail on this upcoming comic series and what valuable little nuggets of info have been revealed about it so far. Based on what I’ve gathered so far, I think it’s fair to say that passionate wargamers and comic book lovers have a lot to look forward to.
With that said, let’s get to the fun stuff, shall we?
The announcement of this latest collaboration came out in mid-May. Since then, we’ve been given some solid info on what the series will be about and when we can expect it. Again, the main characters of the series will be the Adepta Sororitas (Sisters of Battle), who have developed quite a significant following among wargamers. This brave clan of all-women warriors has been trained since birth to be the best in every facet of battle, which is why they are in peak shape both physically and mentally.
It’s because of these attributes that they are able to overcome every enemy/threat that comes their way. One sister is dangerous on their own, but once they join together as one, they are virtually unstoppable. Faith and fighting are all that these sisters know and based on how they are able to handle themselves in the heat of battle, it’s all they need. In my opinion, a backstory like this, with characters like these, is more than worthy of having its own dedicated comic series. And I think many others would agree.
Some of you may even be thinking that it’s about time that Warhammer/Marvel gave the Adepta Sororitas their own series and that it’s long overdue. You won’t hear any arguments from me on that front. So, what do we know about the actual comic book series so far? Well, we know that two gifted storytellers will be collaborating to help bring the series to life, both written and visually. Torunn Grønbekk, who has written for Marvel before, will be the author behind the comics, while artist Edgar Salazar will breathe life into it through his amazing artwork.
Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle is going to be great for everyone involved, especially Grønbekk, who herself even stated, "I'm beyond thrilled to continue Marvel's Warhammer 40k line with this new series!” She also said, “Seeing the story come to life through the art of Edgar Salazar has been a true delight. It takes a particular talent to keep track of all the details essential to the 40K universe, and Edgar is next-level great. Combined with the colors of Arif Prianto, the grim darkness of the far future is brought to life in a style you've never seen before!"
Well, the writer is pumped, the artists are hyped, and so am I. I know you are too. According to info divulged from both Marvel and Warhammer, it looks like we’re going to have to find a way to stay hyped for at least the next couple of months or so, as the series is set to be released on August 18th.
You can find out more about the development of this new comic series and the storyline behind it by visiting Marvel.com, which has a host of good info on the project so far. Be sure to leave me any other details that you may come across between now and August in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to check out our awesome Warhammer gear right here!