The Last of Us Gets a Comic

Naughty Dog and Dark Horse Comics have announced that they are teaming up to bring us “The Last of Us: American Dreams”, a comic book serving as a prologue to the events of The Last of Us.

American Dreams will follow the exploits of young Ellie before she meets, Joel, giving us a backstory and a new look at the universe of the Sony Exclusive. See the full explanation from the press release below:

Ellie, the heroine of The Last of Us, has grown up in a postpandemic world, shuttled between military orphanages in one of the last remaining quarantine zones and resigned to the fact that when she’s old enough, she’ll be channeled into the army or left to fend for herself—until she meets an older girl determined to find a third way out. American Dreams explores Ellie’s backstory and her first steps on the road that led her to her companion Joel.”

The book will be written by The Last of Us lead writer Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks, with Hicks serving as co-author and artist.

Look for both the comic and the game in the spring of 2013.

(Source: Gamers Xtreme)