Marvel announced today they’re entered a partnership with the British tabletop company Gaming Workshop to bring their iconic property Warhammer into the realm of paneled entertainment. Comic books in layman’s terms. THR scooped the story.
Said comics are now in production and should hit store shelves sometime in 2020. Warhammer is approaching forty years on this planet, having begun back in 1983 as the tabletop minature game “Warhammer Fantasy Battle.” The size of its scope has expanded considerably since then.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are about diving into the depths of the expansive universes of Warhammer,” says Marvel editor Mark Basso. “At Marvel, we’re no strangers to telling deeply character-focused tales set in an interconnected world of stories, and fans are going to love what we’re already starting to cook up with the Games Workshop team for the Warhammer comics.”
It’s hardly the first time the Warhammer universe has been rendered in other media; since its inception there have been Warhammer novels, video games, audio books and yes, previous comic books. We’ll have to see how Marvel plans to interpret the world this time.
No further information was announced about Marvel’s Warhammer comics other than the fact that they will exist, but we’re a breath away from New York Comic-Con (it commences October 3) and we may learn some more then.