Dynamite Entertainment and Grinding Gear Games have come together to offer up references to two objects that are explosive and productive in dynamite and gears. They've also teamed up to present to readers a comic adaptation of The Karui Way, with the first issue now available for purchase. In close collaboration with Grinding Gear Games' Creative Director Erik Olofsson and Narrative Designer Edwin McRae, the Path of Exile comic series is illustrated by Carlos Rodriguez and written by Royal McGraw.
The Karui Way reveals backstory from an upcoming, unannounced expansion, weaving elements from the existing in-game narrative with an entirely new and gripping conflict. Currently offered in ePub, PDF, Mobi, and CBZ (Comic Book Reader) formats, The Karui Way is available as a digital download on the Path of Exile website at www.pathofexile.com/comic and next week via Dynamite's online storefront, Amazon and Dark Horse Digital. A special bundle is also on offer, which includes the first issue as well as the exclusive Lioneye Helmet Effect and Kaom Helmet Effect -- two cosmetic in-game items not offered anywhere else.
The next three issues are scheduled to release monthly following the first issue's debut, and the entire series will ultimately be compiled as a full-color, printed graphic novel, which will be published by Dynamite in early 2015. Additionally, each issue will be available as part of an optional bundle containing an exclusive in-game bonus for players of Path of Exile, such as cosmetic armor effects, among other surprises. The standalone issues and bundles will be priced at $4.00 and $20.00 USD respectively.
Full press release below.