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Marvel will publish League of Legends origin comic based on Ashe

Published: 00:19, 20 November 2018
Promotional image for League of Legends comic book by Marvel
League of Legends comic by Marvel

Marvel Entertainment will be handling a comic book that will explore the origin story of Ashe, one of the original League of Legends characters. It will have the Freljordian conflict in the focus, as well as Ashe's doubts in her leadership.

Marvel and Riot Games' partnership will result in a series of League of Legends comics that will pop up digitally first. The culmination of these efforts will apparently be a graphic novel that will come in May 2019, which will also be the first full-length comic book based on League of Legends.

The first in series of these comics will be League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother, which is kind of an odd name, on top of being a mouthful. The comic will see ashe struggling with her role as the leader of the Avarosan tribe. There is currently no confirmation, but other champions, such as Sejuani, Lissandra and Tryndamere are highly likely to appear in the comics as well.

League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother will be available on digital platforms on Wednesday, 19 December 2019. Digital comics will be released on a monthly basis, until May 2019, when the full collection will see the light of day. The comics will be written by Odin Austin Shafer, while Nina Vakueva will be doing the artwork, will Cardinal Rae will do the lettering.

C.B. Cebulski, editor in chief at Marvel, mentioned League of Legends' rich lore as one of the main reasons why League of Legends is ripe for some comic book treatment. Meanwhile, Greg Street stated that there are apparently similarities between League of Legends and Marvel Universes, which made the company the obvious choice for doing the publishing.

Riot Games Splash art for the legendary Project Vayne in League of Legends, a futuristic bodysuit in purple shades. League of Legends - Vayne

Considering the story will be about Ashe, we are inclined to agree. On the other hand, we would also love to see DC Comics publishing a few stories on Vayne, since she borrows heavily from Batman and the Huntress, both in her lore and appearance. She even spawns bats when she uses one of her abilities.

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