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Borderlands is getting a new comic series

Even though April saw final release of DLC for Gearbox’s hit Borderlands 2,  fans of the series will have no shortage of ways to get back to Pandora this summer. Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands episodic adventure will provide a new way to engage with the world and characters. Borderlands 2 for PlayStation Vita tide you over with something familiar and comfortable to play on the go until this fall when Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will take you up to the moon. Newly added to that list is the announcement that comics publisher IDW will be publishing a new mini-series set on Pandora, The Fall of Fyrestone.

IDW previously published Borderlands: Origins in 2012, a four-part mini-series that traced the origin stories of each of the first games’ protagonists and how they ended up on the bus where the game began. The Fall of Fyrestone will pick up right where they left off as Marcus’ bus drops Roland, Mordecai, Lilith and Brick off in the troubled town of Fyrestone. The series will be written by Mikey Neumann, who wrote both Origins and the original game itself, with art by Agustin Padilla.

“Since we finished up Origins, I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to continue onward in the story now that the Vault Hunters have met up on the bus,” said Neumann. “No, seriously. I’ve been waiting outside of [editor] Tom Waltz’s house since we shipped the last issue. My hair has birds in it and I’ve been forced to eat them for nourishment. Tom doesn’t look at me the same way anymore, but I know he’s just as excited to be back (and also chuffed that I’m off his lawn).”

The Fall of Fyrestone will bring back Borderlands’ signature snark and visual flair starting this July.

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