NYCC: Faith Erin Hicks To Provide Art for The Last of Us: American Dreams

So, are video games the new movies? It used to be that when there was a hit movie coming out, there would be a comic adaptation. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buckaroo Banzai, Adventures in Babysitting, they all had adaptations. Video games, no matter how awesome, were left out in the cold. But now it seems like if there is a hit video game there is a comic adaptation and movies are left out in the cold (where is my comic adaptation of Little Miss Sunshine???).

Today at NYCC, Dark Horse formally announced that they will publish a prequel comic to the upcoming video game, The Last of Us. What has me most excited (and ready to put this on my pre-order list) is the fact that it features art by STR favorite cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks! While she is not someone I would immediately think of when it comes to video game adaptations, her association with the project means i am picking up a title which I otherwise would likely pass by. Well played Dark Horse. Well played.

The most anticipated video game of 2013, The Last of Us, comes to print with a comic series and an art book from Dark Horse Comics and Naughty Dog!

The Last of Us: American Dreams will be a four-issue series by The Last of Us lead writer Neil Druckmann, with rising star Faith Erin Hicks (Zombies Calling, Friends with Boys, The Adventures of Superhero Girl) as cowriter and artist.

Ellie, the heroine of The Last of Us, has grown up in a postpandemic world, shuttled between military orphanages in one of the last remaining quarantine zones and resigned to the fact that when she’s old enough, she’ll be channeled into the army or left to fend for herself—until she meets an older girl determined to find a third way out. American Dreams explores Ellie’s backstory and her first steps on the road that led her to her companion Joel.

The first issue of The Last of Us: American Dreams will appear in the spring of 2013.

The Art of The Last of Us, a deluxe hardcover exploring the characters, the infected humans, and the intricately realized world of the game, will launch in conjunction with the release of the game.

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