Marvel Publishing League of Legends Graphic Novels
Marvel Comics and Riot Games announced that they will be doing a collaboration that will take the League of Legends world in the world of comics & graphic novels. The first of the series will be League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother – an origin story of one of the first LoL champions. “Players and comic fans alike will explore the world of Runeterra and dive into stories about their favorite characters”. League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother will be a monthly book beginning December 19th digitally, and plans on the graphic novel in May 2019.
“Many fans of the Marvel Universe and comics share their interests and passion for storytelling with the gaming community,” said C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel. “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 LoL Universe for fans and players around the world.”
“We love comics as a way to tell stories because it gives LoL fans an opportunity to see the world of Runeterra and not just read about it,” said Greg Street, Head of Creative Development at Riot Games. “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.”