2K Games and Gearbox Software’s Borderlands is getting the comic-book treatment this November, with the release of the first issue in a four-part series from publisher IDW.
Entitled Borderlands: Origins, the series is illustrated by Augustin Padilla, written by Mikey Neumann (who served as writer for the first game; Anthony Burch is penning the story for Borderlands 2), and provides an insight into the origins stories for Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick – the original vault hunders from Borderlands 1 who will return as non-playable characters in the sequel.
Here’s a plot synopsis for the first issue:
“Roland.” For the millions and millions of fans of the smash-hit video game BORDERLANDS, a lingering question exists: how did the Vault Hunters get on the bus with Marcus in the first place? Find out how Roland got on the bus with Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick in this exciting look at the soldiers of the Crimson Lance and what made him leave their ranks and search for the Vault. Surprises abound in the first part of a four-issue series chronicling where Borderlands began.”
Two covers will be available for this first issue: one featuring Roland, and a variant cover – a piece of fan-art from renowned comic-book artist Ray Dillon – that has the playable cast of Borderlands 2 on it.
An insert ad for Borderlands: Origins will be included with every copy of Borderlands 2, which is slated to hit PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 21 (pre-order details here).