The Witcher rides a Dark Horse into the comic book world

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The Witcher series developer CD Projekt RED have teamed with comic publisher Dark Horse to bewitch the American comic store with a comic series set in the Witcher universe. The series will be penned by Eisner Award winner Paul Tobin, with art by Joe Querio, and available starting March 19, 2014.

A press release described the story as one with mystery and horror: "Travelling near the edge of the Black Forest, in the land of the Angren, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed man whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass." It was unclear at what point in The Witcher series' timeline the comic will take place.

In an interview with Newsarama, Tobin teased "monsters and pretty women." On a DeviantArt page attributed to Querio, a journal post reads "Monsters and women... What better combination can there possibly be!?"

It sounds like the comic might, just maybe, feature monsters and women.
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From Paul Tobin, the Eisner Award-winning writer of Bandette, with art by Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson, B.P.R.D.) and covers by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), comes a riveting comic based on The Witcher, a series of dark fantasy RPGs with a character-driven, non-linear story set in a gritty and living world.

Inspired by a series of extremely popular novels translated into 19 languages, the comic series introduces a new adventure featuring Geralt of Rivia - a witcher, one of the few remaining monster hunters known from the hit video game franchise.

"We're very happy to be working with Dark Horse Comics, which is one of the biggest and most interesting comic book publishing houses in the world. What makes it even more exciting is the fact that, for many of us, the Dark Horse logo has near legendary status, standing for classic characters such as Hellboy or Usagi Yojimbo. We're very happy to be once again expanding The Witcher universe," said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD Projekt RED.

Travelling near the edge of the Black Forest, in the land of the Angren, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed man whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass. With its endless rooms and horror around every corner, Geralt will have to use all his witcher prowess to solve the manor's mystery and survive.

"We're very excited to work with CD Projekt RED on The Witcher. With the rich world they have created, and an enthralling central character like Geralt, we feel The Witcher is ripe to tell a compelling story through comics," said Nick McWhorter, Director of Custom Programs, Dark Horse Comics.

With two games already available, fans can get to know Geralt even before the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2014 on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Witcher games were collectively granted over 270 awards and sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

Witcher #1 will be available for purchase March 19th, 2014 in comic shops everywhere!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.