DC Comics, the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world, and Capcom, a leading developer and publisher of video games, have come together in a beautiful union that will see the release of a comic book series based on Resident Evil and Devil May Cry.
“Capcom is thrilled to be partnering with DC,” said Germaine Gioia, Senior Vice President of Licensing for Capcom Entertainment, Inc. “Comics are a critical component in Capcom’s merchandising strategy for our most cherished franchises, as they target the same discerning, loyal fans that care most about these established brands. DC’s undisputed development and distribution strength within the comic industry make them an ideal partner to further expand two of our most successful and sophisticated gaming properties.”
Details on the series (i.e. creative team, launch month) are forthcoming, but we do know both titles will be published by DC's WildStorm imprint.
“We’re ecstatic that Resident Evil is returning to WildStorm, where we have already established deep roots into the mythos of this world,” said Hank Kanalz, Vice President/General Manager for WildStorm. “We can’t wait to continue, and bring a freshness and excitement to the property to match the amazing things they are doing with the game.”
Naturally, to warrant a comic book adaptation series, you've got to have made a name for yourself. Resident Evil has sold over 34 million units worldwide and spawned a film trilogy; DMC4 has sold 2 million thus far, with its other incarnations doing similarly well.
“Dante, Nero and the world of DEVIL MAY CRY is a perfect fit for the sensibilities of our studio,” Kanalz said. “We have such terrific inspiration from the anime and games and we intend on meeting the exceptionally high standard of quality that has been set for this.”