The first issue of Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone, a canonical comic miniseries from IDW Publishing, will be available tomorrow for $3.99.
Written by Gearbox Software creative director and writer Mikey Neumann, who also wrote Borderlands and the series' previous comic, Borderlands: Origins, Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone will be drawn by Agustin Padilla. The comic, a prequel to Borderlands, begins as noted vault hunters Brick, Lilith, Mordecai and Roland exit a bus.
"Since we finished up Origins, I've been waiting for the opportunity to continue onward in the story now that the Vault Hunters have met up on the bus," Neuman said last month at the comic's announcement. "No, seriously. I've been waiting outside of Tom Waltz's house since we shipped the last issue. My hair has birds in it and I've been forced to eat them for nourishment. Tom doesn't look at me the same way anymore, but I know he's just as excited to be back (and also chuffed that I'm off his lawn)."
You can check out several pages from Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone at Comicosity.
Two new Borderlands games are also scheduled for release this year. The first-person shooter series will transform into an episodic adventure with Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series, while 2K Australia will take a more standard FPS route with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. For more on how Telltale got into Borderlands, be sure to read our interview with Steve Allison, senior vice president of publishing. Press play below to see 14 minutes of Pre-Sequel gameplay from E3.