Riot Games and Marvel Are Teaming Up for LEAGUE OF LEGENDS Comics

League of Legends is one of the biggest and most popular video games out there right now. It has a wide array of characters and plenty of lore to go around. Now that lore may be easier for people to learn about as Riot Games has partnered with Marvel to make League of Legends comics.

The first project will be Ashe: Warmother, which will tell “an origin story for the champion who was one of the first characters to be added to the game years ago.”

The first issue will be released on December 19, 2018, with new issues coming monthly. In addition, a graphic novel is said to be on its way in May 2019.

C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, talked about his excitement for the new project:

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’ Greg Street drew some similarities to the Marvel Universe:

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.

Are you excited to see the popular MOBA get a comic from Marvel?

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