HIGH-OCTANE SCIENCE-FICTION HORROR SET IN THE WORLD OF JOHN CARPENTER’S “TOXIC COMMANDO”

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Dark Horse Comics partners with Saber Interactive to present John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando: Rise of the Sludge God, a comic prequel to the upcoming game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Focus Entertainment, John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando. Written by Michael Moreci (Stranger Things: Kamchatka, Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories) and featuring artwork by Alberto J. Albuquerque (Mystery Girl, Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword) with letterer Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, Black Hammer: Visions), Rise of the Sludge God is set to begin in March 2024.

The comic miniseries presents the terror of a professional crew up against an unstoppable force in Alien combined with a healthy dose of the suspense-filled action of The Thing, peppered with zombified monsters and one gruesome god. Interior artist Albuquerque also creates the wild cover art.

About John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando: Rise of the Sludge God:

A normal day for Obsidian CEO Leon Dorsey becomes horrific when his search for clean energy accidentally awakens an ancient, sludgey evil. Humanity’s last hope against a toxic future rests with a private group of commandos.

About Saber Interactive:

Saber Interactive have spent the last two decades building immersive worlds across platforms and genres with its own proprietary game engine. Acquired by Dark Horse Comics parent company, Embracer Group, in 2020 as a direct subsidiary, they present a powerhouse legacy. Combining the depth of knowledge and passion for intense gaming experiences of Saber and partner Focus Entertainment, with iconic Dark Horse Comics character building and immersive stories, John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando: Rise of the Sludge God aims to give comic book and video game fans a world-building mind-blowing good time.

“There are few things as exciting as building a new world and we’re delighted to be able to do that again with John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando,” said Tim Willits, COO of Saber Interactive. “We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with Dark Horse to expand on this universe and give people a small taste of what’s to come.”

John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando: Rise of the Sludge God #1 (of 3) invades comic shops on March 13, 2024. Pre-order at your local comic shop for $3.99.

About Focus Entertainment:

OUR PASSION. YOUR STORIES. Focus offers fresh and unique experiences to players around the world. Our editorial policy stands out thanks to innovative concepts, inventive gameplay and original worlds that transcend the boundaries of video games. With over 20 years’ experience and success, we put our passion and creativity at the service of gaming by creating unforgettable stories. For everyone’s entertainment. More information on the website: www.focus-entmt.com

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