Asmodee and Source Point Press reveal legends of the Five Rings, Mysterium and Pandemic Comics
Soon some of your favorite board games will be entering the comic book world thanks to Asmodee Entertainment and Source Point Press. The two companies have launched a partnership that will allow Source Point Press to publish comics from some of Asmodee’s most popular franchises, and the new deal kicks off with three new titles. These include Legend of the five rings, Pandemic, and Mysterium, and all three new comics will launch in 2022, with distribution managed by Diamond Comic Distributors, Simon & Schuster, and some other distributors (via ICv2). All three titles are based on bestsellers, and it’s easy to imagine that if that goes well, more comedic adaptations will follow.
Source Point Press President Jacob Way is honored to be able to adapt Pandemic IP for comic book storytelling and has noted how powerful the elements of the game continue to be.
“This is the first time in modern history that the world is connected through a shared experience,” Way said. “This experience brought people together to fight for a common good, and this level of cooperation and hope is what makes Pandemic the game so powerful for so many people. We are honored to tell such a powerful story with one of the most well-known board game IPs around.
Asmodee Licensing Manager for Publishing and Consumer Goods Alexander Thieme discussed how the comic field allows gamers to delve into the stories and worlds they already love, as well as how new comics can appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike. -players.
“Many fans dive into these three game worlds regularly, sharing their experiences with friends and family while playing together virtually and around the kitchen table,” Thieme said. “For many, immersing themselves in the stories they live becomes an important part of their social life. Allowing them through the comic to delve deeper into the incredible stories they play on the table will not only be entertaining, but will also enrich the gaming experience itself. Comic book fans, meanwhile, will soon also be able to experience the richness, drama, and mystery that each of these game universes calls their own, and which until recently was confined to the games themselves.
Asmodee is also home to franchises like Descent, Arkham Horror, Marvel: Crisis Protocol, Marvel Champions, and KeyForge, so who knows if those will blow up the comics as well.
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