Happy Friday heroes! Today, we have learned that RWBY and Gen:LOCK are getting their own comic series through DC Comics. It was one of the many announcements that happened during Rooster Teeth Expo. For the RWBY comic series, Marguerite Bennett will be writing the series. Meanwhile artist Mirka Andolfo and Arif Prianto will be on the creative team as well. The RWBY comics are set to launch digitally in late August. Whereas, Gen:Lock, will have co-writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, while Carlo Barbieri is on art duty. The Gen:Lock comic series is set to debut in September, digitally as well. Thanks to Comicsbeat we have the press release that came with this announcement.
The RWBY comics are set to launch digitally in late August, while the gen:LOCK comics will launch in September. The two series will alternate weekly, with two new digital chapters released every month that will later be collected as monthly print issues. DC Publisher and renowned comic artist Jim Lee will also create a special variant cover for both RWBY and gen:LOCK #1 print issues. Fans at RTX are encouraged to attend panel about the new comics on Sunday, July 7 from 12-1pm.
“We’re thrilled to be able to announce the talented artists and writers who are bringing the RWBY and gen:LOCK comic books to life,” said Matt Hullum, Rooster Teeth co-founder and CEO. “Connecting with DC and like-minded brands inside WarnerMedia has been a dream come true, and we’re excited for the future of Rooster Teeth. The journey to bring out the RWBY and gen:LOCK comics has been an awesome and fun experience with DC and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them.”
Overall, I am excited about this collaboration. RWBY had some manga volumes released, so it is cool to see them entering the realm of comic books with American artists and writers. As for Gen: Lock, I love the series and I am interested in seeing more from this world. I believe the Gen: Lock panel happens tomorrow, so I am keeping an eye on that one for any news; fingers crossed for a possible season two. Nevertheless, I am still Ben and I am out!