The smash-hit comic series Horizon Zero Dawn will be returning for a second arc soon, from Titan Comics and Guerrilla, the first issue featuring a main cover by Peach Momoko.
Taking place during the events of the original game, Horizon Zero Dawn: Liberation will explore the never-before-told adventures of Aloy and her fan-favourite sidekick Erend, as they hunt for a killer with links to his past.
As their journey progresses, and the pair fend off a series of deadly machines, Erend reveals the sweeping tale of the liberation of Meridian, and how his sister, Ersa, Captain of the Carja Vanguard, was murdered.
Released in 2017, the original Horizon Zero Dawn game garnered praise from both fans and critics alike, receiving numerous awards including the 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Videogame Writing. A sequel game titled Horizon Forbidden West is set for release in 2021.
The critically acclaimed writing team behind the first arc led by Horizon Zero Dawn, Narrative Director Ben McCaw and writer Anne Toole, will be returning for this new story, joined by new series artist Elmer Damaso (Robotech).
Titan’s first arc was a massive hit with record sales for the publisher of over 60,000 copies sold on Issue #1 (making it 11th bestselling comic of August 2020!). The title was also a hugely successful addition to the annual Free Comic Book Day event program.
Responding to the success of the first arc Narrative Director Ben McCaw stated “All of us who worked on the story – myself, Anne Toole, Annie Kitain, and Ari Martinez – feel humbled by the praise the series has received. During the writing process, we could only hope that fans would connect with the characters the same way we do, and it’s gratifying to hear that we succeeded.”
Issue #1 of this new arc will debut with a range of amazing variant covers to collect, including artwork by Peach Momoko (Captain Marvel, Spider-Gwen), Harvey Tolibao (Uncanny X-Men, Green Arrow), a set of Aloy concept progression covers, and more.
• Horizon Zero Dawn: Liberation #1 hits comic stores and digital devices on 14th July 2021 and will be available from the Diamond Previews May 2021 catalog. Fans can pre-order their copy from www.titan-comics.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.