Back in 2014, Dark Horse and CCP Games announced a partnership to develop a miniseries based on the EVE: Valkyrie video game, a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVE universe. Given the publisher’s prior success with comic adaptions of video games, such as the The Last of Us: American Dreams miniseries, Dark Horse was the obvious choice. The partnership will continue as EVE Online: Capsuleer Chronicles new four-issue miniseries from the universe of EVE launched digitally today.
Exploring never-before-seen stories set in the world of the EVE Online the creative team includes writers Melissa Grey and Sam Maggs, penciler Kieran McKeown, inker Dexter Vines, colorist Sebastian Cheng, and letterer Nate Piekos with covers by Jeremy Wilson.
Here’s how Dark Horse and EVE Online developer Uriel Anteovnuecci described the series:
A new threat has come to their star cluster, an ancient and inhuman civilization demanding New Eden’s empires either submit to conversion or die. Despite their differences in loyalties, these four capsuleers battle tooth and nail to save each other and all of New Eden, hoping to buy just enough time for reinforcements to arrive.
“Beyond any of the technological pinnacles achieved among its stars, the world of EVE is unwaveringly human. There are no aliens; from the vast Empires, to the ruthless Drifters, to the enigmatic Triglavian Collective, each of EVE’s factions is a different branching descendant of humanity. Every ounce of the drive and tenaciousness of our modern mankind survives and thrives in the people of New Eden, forming a web of ideals, politics, and conflicts that will always be at their core familiar to us – laying the foundation for a universe like no other.” – Uriel Anteovnuecci
EVE Online: Capsuleer Chronicles #1 of 4 is available now through Dark Horse Digital and wherever you get your digital comics.