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Board game Arkham Horror is making the leap to comics this summer

In a pretty unique situation, Fantasy Flight Games’ Lovecraftian board game Arkham Horror will be getting its own comic.

Expanding lore

Are you familiar with Arkham Horror? No, it’s not a Batman property, as the name is in reference to the original town of Arkham, in writer H.P. Lovecraft’s famed horror universe. Arkham Horror is also one of Fantasy Flight Games’ more popular tabletop titles, and that same game’s unique Eldritch world will carry over to the new comic book Arkham Horror: The Terror at the End of Time.

Cover by Rafael Alburquerque

The four-part tale will come to fans by way of Dark Horse Comics and Asmodee Entertainment, and feature a very solid creative team. Leading the way there will be writer Cullen Bunn, with artist Andrea Mutti crafting the visuals. They’ll be joined by colorist Valerio Alloro and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, with Rafael Alburquerque delivering cover illustrations.

If you’re a Lovecraft fan, it seems as though it’s going to be a summertime read you won’t want to miss. There’s a deadly cult, a missing socialite, a hard-boiled PI, and of course some otherworldly beasts.

Life is all just one big game to adventuring socialite Jenny Barnes. Or it was, until her sister Izzie was abducted by a dangerous cult. Although Jenny thwarted the cultists’ sacrificial endeavors and battled the eldritch monsters at their command, the high priestess Abigail Olmstead fled—and took Izzie with her. Private investigator Joe Diamond may not understand Jenny’s story, but he understands loss. Joe and Jenny must work together and follow the clues to find Izzie, but more horrors await them in Arkham, Massachusetts, and time appears to be running out.

Dark Horse Comics press release

Arkham Horror: The Terror at the End of Time #1 (of 4) is set to debut in comics shops this August the 7th, and pre-orders are open right now.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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