Gears of War Comic Debut Sells Out
Second Printing of Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM Coming Soon


IDW Publishing and The Coalition® are thrilled to announce thatGears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1, the debut issue of the highly anticipated comic book based on the smash hit franchise, has sold out at the distributor level just as it’s hitting stores. In order to meet fan demand, the issue will go back to print immediately.

Couldn’t be more thrilled with the response to this series,” said IDW Senior Editor Denton Tipton. “Between the engrossing storytelling of Kurtis and Max bringing his A-game visuals to this series, the whole team has earned this victory and we’re very proud of the results. We hope we can get it into as many fans’ hands as possible!”

The second printing of the debut issue of Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1 (seen here) is scheduled for release on 2/21 to be made available concurrently with the on sale date of issue #2.

“The response from comic book and Gears of War fans has been amazing. I can’t wait for comic book fans to return to Sera in this series and discover the origins of one of the biggest and baddest of them all – General RAAM.  For the Queen!” said Rod Fergusson, Studio Head at The Coalition.

Scripted by Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) with art by Max Dunbar (First Strike), colors by Jose Luis Rio, and letters by Gilberto Lazcano, this essential story in the ongoing saga explores the most iconic villain in the Gears of War universe, General RAAM! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness, and now fans can witness the untold tale of his vicious ascent.


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