Minecraft is Coming to Dark Horse Comics


Dark Horse Comics Brings Minecraft to Comics


Minecraft fans might want to mark their calendars for the summer of 2019. As Dark Horse Comics has partnered with Microsoft Studios and Mojang to make the first officially licensed Minecraft graphic novel! The CBR has the breakdown on the creators who will be making Minecraft Volume One.

“Minecraft Volume One will be written by Sfé R. Monster, writer of The Beyond Anthology and Seven Stories from the Sea. It will be drawn by artist Sarah Graley, known for Kim Reaper: Vampire Island and Our Super Adventure. Lettering will be handled by John J. Hill, who worked on Superman and Bedtime Games.”

Video Game to Graphic Novel


Minecraft Realms Image
Minecraft Realms courtesy of Minecraft

It will be interesting to see how the creators adapt to the wide world of Minecraft into a comic book format. It can be tricky to adapt any kind of video game into a different format. Just go watch 90% of the movies based on them. Maybe the more open world format of Minecraft will let the creators be a little more free with their ideas! 

There are some good comics based on video games though. Sonic The Hedgehog has had a pretty storied run over at Archie Comics. Other notable video game characters like Mega Man, Mario and others have had varying success in the comic book medium. So, this is nothing new for a company to try.

The creators note the basic plot of Minecraft Volume One is  “Tyler and his friends, who are seeking the ultimate challenge within the world of Minecraft. Their quest leads them to the End to face the Ender Dragon.” I don’t know much about Minecraft but it seems like it may take place inside and outside the video game.

.Minecraft fans we want to hear from you! Are you excited about this? What do you hope to see in Minecraft Volume One? Let us know in the comments below


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Brent is happily married and an avid comic book consumer who loves nothing more than the smell of comics in the morning and diving through a long box of back issues. By day he is a nutritionist and has also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. He is probably not the coolest person you have ever met. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @brentjackson30

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