Jul 24, 2008 12:00
EA and DC Comics Team up to Create Mirror's Edge Comic Book
Limited-Edition Prequel Sets the Stage for Faith's Adventure in Mirror's Edge Comic Book
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jul. 24, 2008 DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio
(NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that it is teaming up with WildStorm, an imprint of DC
Comics, the largest English-language comic book publisher in the world, to create an exclusive,
limited-edition Mirror's Edge(TM) comic book. EA and DC Comics will distribute the first issue
of the Mirror's Edge comic book series at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The game will
also be on display at booth #5233.
"This partnership with DC Comics sets the stage as readers explore Faith's world in Mirror's
Edge," said Owen O'Brien, Senior Producer, DICE. "The unique graphic style offered by the
comic book genre is perfect for taking fans through her back-story. Frame by frame, page by
page, we'll learn more about the events that shaped both her and the city."
Based on the upcoming Mirror's Edge video game, the comic combines the talents of writer and
story designer Rhianna Pratchett with artist Matthew Dow Smith. Pratchett is also responsible for
crafting the intricate script for the game. The six-part comic series will introduce readers to Faith
and her fellow 'Runners' - a network of couriers who use acrobatic moves to avoid being detected
as they traffic packages across a network of rooftops and aerial skyways.
"Rhianna and DICE have created an amazing game with a great backstory," said Hank Kanalz,
Vice President/General Manager for WildStorm. "The characters have really come alive in the
game, and we are pleased that we will be able to add to the canon of the Mirror's Edge universe
with this project."
Mirror's Edge is being developed at EA Digital Illusions CE AB (DICE) in Stockholm, Sweden.
This revolutionary new take on the first person action adventure genre will ship this winter for
the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment s