Image: Titan Comics. Cover art by Fabio Listrani.

The grim future of Warhammer 40,000 has waged its away across tabletop games, video games, books, and more. But now one of its most beloved iterations is coming to comics in the form of a new miniseries based on the classic RTS video game series Dawn of War—and we’ve got a look inside the first issue.

Set during the events of the upcoming third game in the real-time strategy video game series, which sees the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks battle over a newly discovered superweapon, Titan’s Dawn of War series—from Ryan O’Sullivan, Daniel Indro, and Kevin Enhart—will follow two Space Marine Sergeants as they journey to find one of their own: missing chapter master of the Blood Ravens, Gabriel Angelos, a major player in the events of the first two games.

“The first issue looks wonderful. Daniel Indro and Kevin Enhart really brought the fire. Which is fortunate, because fire is very effective for cleansing aliens,” Ryan O’Sullivan joked in a statement provided to io9. “I’m excited to see Dan and Kev bring to life the adventures of the Blood Ravens Space Marines as they track down their missing Chapter Master, Gabriel Angelos. I’m also excited to see returning Blood Ravens characters that didn’t make it into the new game - Tarkus, Cyrus, and Martellus. We’re getting the band back together, baby! And sure, this is a story about them killing aliens and looking good doing it, but it’s also about something more than that. It’s about their brotherhood, and the lengths they would go to save one of their own.”

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Take a look at the first five pages of the new series, making their debut here on io9.


Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III #1 hits shelves May 10.