Marvel & Riot partner to release 'League of Legends' comics

Riot and Marvel have partnered up to bring gamers a slew of 'League of Legends' themed comic books.

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Published Tue, Nov 20 2018 3:00 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

A new collaborations has been announced between Riot Games and Marvel Comics, we will soon be gifted with a brand new 'League of Legends' comic book series starting with Ashe.

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The announcement was featured on the Marvel website and says that both Marvel and Riot games are happy to bring gamers new 'League of Legends' comics in May of 2019. The blog post addresses that the first comic will start with "an origin story -- LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: ASHE: WARMOTHER will follow the journey of one of the original League of Legends champions, the Iceborn warrior Ashe, who struggles with her role as a leader for her people in the world of Runeterra and her mother's fanatical expectations."

For those wondering who will be writing the comics, the post says that Riot Games' writer Odin Austin Shafer will be taking the helm alongside artist Nina Vakueva. C.B Cebukski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel has talked about the collaboration saying "Many fans of the Marvel Universe and comics share their interests and passion for storytelling with the gaming community. League of Legends' is one of the most well-known games in the industry, and their unique world and extensive roster of rich characters and are a perfect fit for comic books. We're excited to partner with Riot and help build the League of Legends Universe for fans and players around the world."

Riot Games' Head of Creative Development, Greg Street also talked about the new announcement, saying "We love comics as a way to tell stories because it gives 'League of Legends' fans an opportunity to see the world of Runeterra and not just read about it. We see similarities between the League of Legends Universe and the Marvel Universe, as both of them feature an array of characters with compelling and diverse backgrounds. Marvel's success at developing a world through comics and creating great stories is industry-defining, and we're thrilled to be working with them to bring our own stories to life."

If you are interested in checking out the official announcement, a link that can take you directly to the Marvel post can be found here. League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother will be coming in the form of digital monthly graphic novels that will be start to be available on Wednesday, December 19th.

Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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