Halo, Destiny, and Crackdown game writer and Spawn comic book writer Jonathan Goff is backing up this past weekend’s release of Xbox′s new Crackdown 3 with a new comic book series. Dynamite Entertainment′s Crackdown Issue #1 arrives in comic book stores tomorrow, a science fiction-action book not requiring readers to know the game. With artwork by Ricardo Jaime (The Shadow), the creators unlock a future world ruled by a conglomerate of world governments and the corporate power elite. When four major gangs cease their conflicts to conspire against the law, it′s up to The Agents to destroy each new threat the gangs bring their way.
The Agents are part Colonial Marines, part CIA Special Ops, gung-ho, cocky, and probably over-confident. They are led by a Guy in the Chair giving commands called VOA (not Voice of America, but Voice of the Agency). The heroes and villains are new for the comic, all interacting in the common backdrop of the game environment, a mega-city new to the franchise called San Reno, up against a new element that blacks out the city and leaves The Agents without any resources but their wits.
Natália Marques provides those Tron-esque, futuristic colors. Jaime’s colorful sci-fi visuals are very much the stuff of kids animated action shows, but the language and cops vs gangs narrative and language is for mature readers.
Here is a preview, courtesy of Dynamite:
Look for Crackdown Issue #1 at Elite Comics or your own local comic book store tomorrow.