As if the news that Duke Nukem Forever will finally be released this summer weren’t enough good news, IDW has sweetened the pot by announcing a new comic series starring everyone’s favorite wisecracking, gun-toting, chick magnet badass.
The comics company announced Tuesday that Duke Nukem: Glorious Bastard, a four-part series starring Duke himself, will debut in July from writer Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Past Life and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime) and artist Xermanico.
Here’s the info straight from the IDW press release, including an awesome plot summary.
“I know plenty of fans have been asking for it and we’re excited to finally bring it to ‘em,” said David Eddings, Vice President of Business Development at Gearbox Software. “Duke will be in some of the most insane action-packed stories that will show fans a whole new side of the one and only King. That’s the marketing-speak for saying it’s gonna f&#king rock!”
Debuting in July with issue #1, DUKE NUKEM: GLORIOUS BASTARD combines time-traveling Nazi UFOs, space pigs, and a hot French Resistance babe code-named the “French Tickler,” as they all run head-on into DukeNukem. It’s an action-packed and mayhem-filled collision course in the making, and for some of them (the ones that don’t look good in bikinis, that is), it’s gonna end painfully.
“Duke Nukem is the kind of character that comic books were made for,” said Waltz. “He’s over-the-top, bombastic, rude, crude, and doesn’t have a politically correct bone in his muscle-bound body—I love him! Xermanico and I had an absolute (and literal) blast writing and drawing the pack-in comic for the video game, and it’s been no different with this new mini-series. Get ready for fun because, when it comes to The King, the only rule is that there are NO rules!”
So, now we rejoice in the coming of this comic, and pray we don’t end up waiting 14 years for a sequel.