Next month Marvel Comics digs into the untold origin of the Space Marine hero in Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar, the first collaboration between the publisher and Games Workshop. Marvel has shared a trailer featuring never-before-seen artwork in anticipation for the comic’s release from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jacen Burrows.
Gillen recently told Newsarama:
Give us two pages. It’s the full heavy-metal power that 40k needs to look like. You’ll see there’s no other sci-fi comic, by Marvel or anyone else that feels like this. This is my love song to a hell on earth, and the guitars are Spinal-Tap-ian in their desire to go to 11. Jacen’s work is something I’ve always loved – the architect’s eye for structure (and destruction). The way his approach grounds the fantasy, and executes the most horribly complicated stuff. Jacen seems as happy as I am. He said there’s a spread in issue 1, which he thinks is the best thing he’s ever drawn, and I have to agree.
Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1 is set for release on October 14th, 2020.