Titan Comics is following up last year’s Horizon Zero Dawn miniseries with a second arc, titled Horizon Zero Dawn: Liberation. The comic is based on the video game of the same name, which came out in 2017.
Returning for this second story are writers Ben McCaw and Anne Toole. They’ll be joined by artist Elmer Damaso, who previously worked on Titan’s Robotech title.
“All of us who worked on the story – myself, Anne Toole, Annie Kitain, and Ari Martinez – feel humbled by the praise the series has received,” McCaw said. “During the writing process, we could only hope that fans would connect with the characters the same way we do, and it’s gratifying to hear that we succeeded.”
Peach Momoko is providing the first issue’s main cover:
Like the first miniseries, this one will take place during the game’s timeline: Taking place during the events of the original game, this new arc explores the never-before-told adventures of Aloy and her fan-favorite sidekick Erend as they hunt for a killer with links to his past. As their journey progresses, and the pair fend off a series of deadly machines, Erend reveals the sweeping tale of the liberation of Meridian, and how his sister, Ersa, Captain of the Carja Vanguard, was murdered.
If you haven’t played Horizon Zero Dawn, it’s a game that follows the story of Aloy, a young hunter in a world that’s been overrun by machines that have the traits of different animals. Mankind has regressed in many ways, living in scattered tribes with limited (but still some) technology, and Aloy seeks to find out more about her own mysterious past — and that of her world. A sequel to the game is due out next year.
The first issue of the new miniseries arrives July 14. Check out some of the first issue’s variant covers below, by Ann Maulina, Adrian Wilkins, Harvey Tolibao and an “Aloy concept progression cover.”