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With all the video game-to-comics adaptations we’ve seen over the past few years, I’m surprised we’re just now seeing this one. Marv Wolfman and Kevin Sharpe will bring Sony’s God of War to comics for a six issue mini-series from Wildstorm.
I’m a big fan of this game, and apparently, so is Wolfman.
“There have been very few times in my career when I’ve asked to do a comic. This is one of them,” he told IGN in an interview. “When I heard a rumor that DC/Wildstorm might be doing God of War, I put in my name right away and kept pushing for it. God of War has been my favorite video game to play, both #1 and #2. Also, I’ve always loved greek mythology – I brought the Greek Titans into my old Teen Titans comic. Coincidentally, I was in Athens just a few months back for a convention and toured all the old Greek temples.”
In God of War, you play as the brutal Kratos, a former minion of Ares who wages war against his former master to help save the city of Athens. Both the first game and its sequel draw heavily from Greek mythology, so Kratos spends a good part of the game using his Blades of Chaos on minotaurs, ogres and other nasty beasts, as well as a few Greek heroes and the gods themselves. You also have to solve very large-scale puzzles, such as the mystery of the Temple of Pandora, which is attached to the back of the Titan Cronos — one of the coolest settings ever in a video game.
The first issue is due in October.