3000AD has enlisted DC Entertainment to create a new comic based on their upcoming MMOG, Line of Defense. The special limited-edition first issue of the comic will be featured at the DC Entertainment booth at this yearÂs San Diego Comic-Con and E3 events. The ÂFirefightÂ comic is penned by Ricardo Sanchez ((Resident Evil, Telara Chronicles, Alganon) and features interior artwork from Â Brian Ching (Gears of War, Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) and Cover art by Puppeteer Lee (Blacklight: Tango Down, Storm Lion).
In addition to the comic announcement, a new developer blog has been posted with more details about the world of Line of Defense and the lore behind it.
3000 AD and DC Entertainment Announce Line of Defense Comic Book
WESTON, FLÂ March 28, 2012Â 3000AD, INC and DC Entertainment welcome comic book fans to the edge of conflict. Designed by videogame veteran Derek Smart, Line Of Defense, developed by 3000AD, takes place in a rich environment where Galactic Command is deep in conflict with opposing forces hell bent on taking over the resources of a distant planet and apparently building a super weapon while theyÂre at it.
A special limited-edition,ÂFirst IssueÂ comic based on this upcoming videogame will be featured at the DC Entertainment booth at San Diego Comic-Con this year, as well as E3 and several other trade shows during the year. It will also be made available through various online outlets.
For many years the Terran military forces of GALCOM have been engaged in various conflicts with the InsurgentsÂ a splinter group of military personnel opposed to the Terran governing body. In a surprise move, the Insurgents setup shop on the long abandoned planet of Lyrius, previously used by GALCOM for weapons testing, R&D and other forms of military operations. This move wouldnÂt normally warrant a deep space troop deployment, except for the fact that the Insurgents were rumored to be developing a super weapon on the planet.
The ÂFirefightÂ comic tells the story of the brave direct action team sent by GALCOM to neutralize the threat and destroy the weapon.
Written by Ricardo Sanchez (Resident Evil, Telara Chronicles, Alganon), Firefight features interior art by Brian Ching (Gears of War, Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) and Cover art by Puppeteer Lee (Blacklight Tango Down, Storm Lion).
For more information about 3000AD, please visit http://www.3000ad.com
For more information about Line Of Defense, please visit http://lodmmo.com
About 3000AD, INC
Located in Florida and established in 1992, 3000ADÂ Inc. headed by twenty year industry veteran Derek Smart, is a privately owned independent developer of videogames.Â The companyÂ is mostÂ famousÂ forÂ itsÂ industryÂ recognized Battlecruiser series conceived in the mid-eighties.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.Â DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.Â Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.