Square Enix And Wildstorm Publishing Nier Comic

By Ishaan . March 17, 2010 . 10:10am

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/nier_comic_cover.jpg But there’s a catch — they’re digital only, not in print; at least for the time being. The Nier mini-series will run for three issues that will be published on the game’s website and for download on Xbox Live and PSN. Whether or not one will need to pay for it is, as of yet, unknown.


As far as content goes, the comics serve as a prologue to the game. They delve into the history of Nier, Kaine, the Grimoire Weiss (the talking book) and the Black Scrawl disease. Artwork for the comics will be handled by Pop Mahn and Eddie Nuñez, who is also working on the DC Universe MMO.


Also on the team is Ricardo Sanchez, who actually has a bit of history with Square, in a sense. Sanchez was the creator of the Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider animated series.
He was also one of the founders of IGN.


While doing a comic tie-in with a popular publisher isn’t a bad idea, you’ve got to wonder if putting out a few print copies at comic stores across North America wouldn’t have widened Nier’s potential audience a little.

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  • Hraesvelgr

    Apparently, proper coloring doesn’t matter much, either.

    • What’s wrong with the coloring?
      I think what really is wrong are the body proprtions… it kind of looks like MagnaCarta’s artist drawings..

      • Hraesvelgr

        I take it back, I guess Kaine does wear blue… Always looked a bit white to me, but official art has her in blue. Or it, I guess.

  • vrakanox

    Oh, so it’s THAT Nier lol.

  • vrakanox

    Oh so It’s THAT Nier lol.

  • Aoshi00

    Looks nice, the dad looks better here. I don’t mind if it’s digital only, artwork is artwork, I like those galleries you unlock in games too. I kind of prefer digital, if it’s on paper, I’ll read it once and stick it somewhere, but if it’s on the system, I’ll read it whenever I feel like it.

    • Code

      I’m the same way, I like both, but will usually go digital if I have the option, it has the benefit of being so much easier to keep and store compared to art books. I do have some art books but I had to go digital as I just don’t have the space for all kinds of books, and it’s easier to pick up my HDD and browse through it then too!

      Also I think the dad looks better because he doesn’t have a forehead like a shovel in that picture >w<;

  • Chow

    Why, how… (what’s the word I’m looking for?) …prominent!

  • I kind of wish they’d gotten Jim Lee to do the artwork, expensive as that may have been. The art on that cover looks nothing like the game…kind of fudges the aesthetic.

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