DC Comics and Capcom team for new comic book series

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

July 29th 2008 at 5:32PM
DC Comics and Capcom team for new comic book series

Titles to be based on popular gaming properties Resident Evil and Devil May Cry.

DC Comics and Capcom are to work together to create a comic book series based on hit gaming brands Devil May Cry and Resident Evil.

Details of the new series - including the creative team and launch date - are currently being kept underwraps, although they will be published by DC Comics' WildStorm imprint.

"Capcom is thrilled to be partnering with DC," said Germaine Gioia, senior VP of licensing at Capcom Entertainment. "Comics are a critical component in Capcom's merchandising strategy for our most cherished franchises, as they target the same discerning, loyal fans that care most about these established brands.

"DC's undisputed development and distribution strength within the comic industry make them an ideal partner to further expand two of our most successful and sophisticated gaming properties."

The Resident Evil series of video games (pictured) has sold over 34 million units since the original title was released in 1996, as well as spawning a multi-million dollar trilogy of films from Sony Pictures.

Meanwhile, Devil May Cry 4 has shipped over two million units worldwide since its release in the US in February.

"Dante, Nero and the world of Devil May Cry 4 is a perfect fit for the sensibilities of our studio," said Hank Kanalz, VP and general manager for WildStorm. "And we're ecstatic that Resident Evil is returning to WildStorm, where we have already established deep roots into the mythos of this world."