Stalk the shadows in first look at Titan's new Bloodborne comic series

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Dec 5, 2017

Something exciting to turn your gaze toward in the new year is a bloody-good new Bloodborne comic book series from Titan adapted from the Award-winning adventure horror video game franchise by JAPAN Studio and Fromsoftware.

In Bloodborne: The Sleep of Death, brave readers will discover the terrifying secrets of Old Yharnam in this chilling stand-alone title infused with the throbbing creative pulse of ace writer Ales Kot (Generation Gone, Zero), and paired with atmospheric art by Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Dark Souls)

The moody, ultra-violent Bloodborne video game was first launched on the PS4 platform in March of 2015 and was one of that year's biggest sellers, delivering more than two million copies to rabid horror customers. “The Old Hunters” DLC appeared in November 2015, further sinking its insidious teeth into glassy-eyed gamers.

Here's the comic series' official solicitation synopsis:

A nameless Hunter awakens in an ancient city where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned. Seeking an escape from the endless Night of the Hunt, the Hunter embarks upon a dangerous, gore-filled quest with the hopes of ending Yharnam’s twisted endemic.

"Bloodborne is one of my all-time favorite games. I put close to two hundred hours into playing it and researching its universe, and that was before I even knew there would be a comic -- I was obsessed,” said Kot in the Titan press release. “I am honored to be working within the Bloodborne universe. There will be mystery, the weird, the eerie, the horrific and the bloody -- and there will be an undercurrent of decaying romanticism, walking hand in hand with brain-mashing, soul-cleaving action, together ascending towards the Blood Moon as drawn by the talented and depraved Piotr Kowalski. Ascend with us, Hunters old and new. And do remember -- one has to seek Paleblood to transcend the hunt."

Check out our first peek at two pages of unlettered art and four covers for Bloodborne: The Sleep of Death #1 in the gallery below, then tell us if you'll try to hunt down a copy when it strikes comic shops in February 2018!