Marvel prepares to publish League of Legends comics

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Marvel and Riot Games have announced that they will create a series of graphic novels based on League of Legends.

The comic-book publisher revealed that the first League of Legends graphic novel will be released in May 2019, preceded by a monthly series of digital graphic novels based on the MOBA, starting on December 19, 2018.

Marvel said: “The series will kick off 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. Riot Games writer Odin Austin Shafer will make his comics debut alongside artist Nina Vakueva (Heavy Vinyl), a nominee for The Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. Cardinal Rae will provide lettering.”

CB Cebulski, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, said: “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.”

Marvel added that League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother “Will be the culmination of a series of monthly graphic novels based on the hit game that will be available on digital platforms beginning Wednesday, December 19!” For more news on how to purchase them, keep an eye on the Marvel Comics website.