While we all wait patiently for the inevitable Horizon Zero Dawn 2 on PlayStation 5, Aloy's adventures are set to continue in comic book form. Announced earlier this year, Titan Comics is set to publish the brand new story this summer, starting on 5th August with the first issue.
We've seen the cover of the comic already, but it turns out it's just one of several variations. Courtesy of GamesRadar, we can now see the alternative artwork for Aloy's debut on the printed page.
They're all pretty great, aren't they? We like the understated white and blue cover, but there's something to like about each of these. The artist working on the comics is Ann Maulina, while the story is being penned by Anne Toole, who worked on the original game's narrative.
As mentioned, the first issue debuts on 5th August, physically and digitally, for $3.99. Will you be diving back into the world of Horizon with this comic series? Tell us which cover is your favourite in the comments section below.
I don't read a lot of comics, but I'm pretty excited for this.
I wonder how well this game will lend itself to a comic book narrative. There's a lot of things HZD does really well, but I felt it didn't have many characters that were particularly interesting. By the game's end, outside of Aloy and mysterious / suspicious man, there's no one living who's all that memorable. But hey, maybe this is a good opportunity to create those characters.
Love an alternate cover. Got so many from different comic series and it’s cool they’re usually included with the collected volumes.
The blue and white one looks great.
I'll wait and collect these in volume format.
Look at that majestic and deadly Stormbird.
@LieutenantFatman Well I remember Taliana(they seem to pair her a lot with Aloy on random artworks, wouldn't be surprised if Aloy goes on HZD2's journey with her in tow) a lot because of the memorable battle against Redmaw and how arrogant Aziz learnt a lesson. Plus most of the women were really beautiful lol. I remember War-Chief Sona and her son. The machines however I think are the most memorable.
I've got the trade paperback pre-ordered. I wonder if it will lay any seeds for the sequel. I had the second cover as my PS4 theme for quite a while.
True, I think the focus was definitely on the machines as you say. I think some of the characters you mention have potential. Would be interesting to see them fleshed out a bit more.
Guess it is time to remember what my ComixXology log-in is 🤔
Titan publish in the UK, too. Anyone know if this is coming to the UK, or is it US-only for now?
@RainbowGazelle The hard copy is listed on Amazon UK but the release date is November. You will be able to get in digitally on Comixology in August for £3.19 (brilliant app btw).
Horizon zero Dawn is the only bite for me in not buying a PlayStation 5. But when I stop to consider it... no single game is worth half a grand.
Bring us 10 games I care about that I can get nowhere else and I will have no choice... judging by Sony's recent endeavors I don't think I'm going to like many of their games... There's even a chance I may not like Horizon 2. The leanings towards how dark, difficult and disturbing PlayStation games are getting these days its turning me off so many titles. Even Final Fantasy (a game series that was entirely chill, story driven and thoughtful) is now a twitchy brainless hack and slash with split second timing and dodge mechanics... PlayStation's draw to making gaming appealing to the more aggressive demographic has destroyed gaming trends.
@Quintumply Thanks for reminding me I need to pre-order this!
Comic books rarely go on sale so makes sense to pre-order, price will not be dipping anytime soon, if at all.
@Mostik Thanks for the response!
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