Comics Critical to Capcom Strategy

Resident Evil and Devil May Cry comics on the way

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Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5
Capcom and DC Comics have got together to produce brand spanking new comics based on the Devil May Cry and and Resident Evil franchises.

The comics will both be published under DC's Wildstorm imprint, which deals with the company's licensed properties and is headed up by superstar artist Jim Lee, who just happens to be the executive creative director of Sony Online's DC Universe Online. The imprint has dealt with Resident Evil comics in the past ? the most recent being Resident Evil: Fire & Ice, which ran from 2000 to 2001.

Details on content, format, launch dates and creative teams are all absent for the time being, with Capcom saying they will be announced at a later date.

?Comics are a critical component in Capcom?s merchandising strategy for our most cherished franchises, as they target the same discerning, loyal fans that care most about these established brands. DC?s undisputed development and distribution strength within the comic industry make them an ideal partner to further expand two of our most successful and sophisticated gaming properties?, said Germaine Gioia, senior VP of Licensing for Capcom.

Wildstorm already publishes the World of Warcraft dead tree series, while comics of Sierra's Prototype and Epic's Gears of War are on the way.

You can find out more about Resident Evil 5 here and Devil May Cry 4 here.


deleted 29 Jul 2008 20:47
WTF is with all the Video Game to Comic action at the moment? still RE comics would be cool but not from DC it should stay a japanese creation and the right japanese comics (translated of course) would beat down any DC comic ideas.

although reading right to left is a little off putting at times. and as a purist of the work i couldnt mirror the image
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