Journey to the end of the world in “Minecraft Volume One”
Minecraft is, without question, one of the most insanely popular properties of the past ten years. What began as a free-roaming open world computer game has turned into a multimedia giant, with toys, books, and other merchandise littering store shelves.
Next year, Dark Horse will team up with Microsoft and Mojang AB on a joint publishing venture to bring Minecraft to comics. Check out the details below, and stay tuned for more info as NYCC approaches.
Per Dark Horse:
THE WORLD OF MINECRAFT COMES TO COMICS
Dark Horse, Mojang AB, and Microsoft are Proud to Announce a New Publishing Partnership
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 24, 2018)—Ahead of New York Comic Con and MINECON Earth, Dark Horse, Mojang AB, and Microsoft are happy to reveal art from the first installment in a multi-project publishing partnership, Minecraft Volume One! Minecraft Volume One is the first officially licensed original graphic novel set in the world of the gaming phenomenon Minecraft! Writer Sfé R. Monster (The Beyond Anthology, Seven Stories from the Sea), artist Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper: Vampire Island,Our Super Adventure), and letterer John J. Hill (Bedtime Games, Superman) join forces to bring the world of one of the best-selling games of all time to a new medium for fans to enjoy.
“We are very excited at the prospect of bringing Minecraft to comics,” said Dark Horse President and Founder Mike Richardson. “The world of Minecraft is vast with countless stories to tell. We look forward to working with the great people at Mojang AB and Microsoft to bring these stories to its enormous fan base.”
In Minecraft Volume One, everyday kid Tyler’s life is changed when his family moves away from the town he’s always known. Thankfully, Tyler has a strong group of friends forever linked in the world of Minecraft! Tyler, along with his friends Evan, Candace, Tobi, and Grace, have gone on countless adventures together across the expanses of the overworld and are in need of a new challenge. They decide to go on the Ultimate Quest—to travel to the End and face off against the ender dragon!
“We can't wait to follow the incredible imaginations that Dark Horse's comic creators will bring to the world of Minecraft,” said Lydia Winters, Chief Brand Officer of Mojang AB.
Minecraft Volume One will be available Summer 2019.