Marvel Comics and Games Workshop revealed Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1, a new comic based on the Warhammer 40,000 world, for release in October.  Marvel Entertainment and Games Workshop declared their intended collaboration to publish new Warhammer comics and graphic novels last September (see "Marvel and Games Workshop Will Publish 'Warhammer' Comics").

This new series dives into the tales of a legendary Space Marine Chapter Master, Marneus Calgar, as he commands a unit of Ultramarines against threats to the human race.  The series will also reveal Calgar's origin story on the world of Nova Thulium as well as his campaigns through the Black Crusades.  It all culminates with a mystery involving the Black Altar as a threat returns from his past to endanger the Ultramar system.

The first issue is penned by Kieron Gillen with art from Jacen Burrows.  The author is apparently a veteran of tabletop miniature gaming himself:

"I am venerable enough to have bought Rogue Trader in 1987," stated Gillen.  "Since then, I like to think every hastily dry-brushed Necron, every badly edge-highlighted Marine, every ignored Harlequin (as painting Motley petrified me) has prepared me for writing the first Warhammer comics for Marvel."

Marvel Comics has also revealed Marvel Zombies Resurrection #1 and #2 (see "'Marvel Zombies' Gets a Breath of New Life in a Two-Part Miniseries").

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