First, Gloomhaven was a tabletop game. Then it became a video game. Now Isaac Childres’ creation is invading another medium: comic books. Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion is a one-shot book released through Ox Eye Media and Deep Water Games that expands the lore with a new story written by Travis McIntyre.
“We’ve all put a lot of thought into what exists in the canon of Gloomhaven, and what Isaac’s vision is, and how story arcs fit into that and where there’s room to create,” says Travis. “I think we are going to be coloring in some areas that were left a little gray previously and adding shades and variations to bits of lore that previously existed.”
The City of Gloomhaven can be a tough place to make it as an adventurer and being in the right party is key to survival. The Jaws of the Lion are the top of the mountain in the hierarchy of the city, but their latest job goes sideways, and Anaphi, the mindthief, is to blame! The first comic from the wildly popular GLOOMHAVEN game launches a fantasy world unlike any in existence. Get ready for Quatryll punk bands, drug dealing Inox street gangs, and a dark God sleeping beneath the surface, eager to destroy the world. Welcome to the City!
Gloomhaven first came into existence as a tabletop game that earned $4.4 million from its Kickstarter campaign and more than 45,000 backers. When the game was released, BoardGameGeek gave it its highest rating and awarded it the honor of “Board Game of the Year” in 2017. Gloomhaven was then converted into a video game from Asmodee Digital that mixes tactical RPG elements with randomized dungeon crawling.
Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion will be $3.99 on the day of release, but you can preorder it now at a discount of $1.99. The Gloomhaven board game remains purchasable at most hobby retailers and the video game is available right now through Steam Early Access.