IDW Publishing will publish a five-issue Dungeons & Dragons miniseries that will be a prequel to the Baldur’s Gate III video game.  Dungeons & Dragons: Mindbreaker, by writer Jim Zub and artist Eduardo Mello, will kick off in October, and the first issue will have Cover A by Max Dunbar (artist of Legends of Baldur’s Gate and Infernal Tides), Cover B by Max Davenport, and a Retailer Incentive cover featuring art by Celia Lowenthal.

This is Zub’s sixth Balder’s Gate story.  In previous comics, the characters Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo have traveled to the far ranges of the universe, but now they have returned home to find trouble on their doorstep.  “Mindbreaker is D&D on a grand scale, jam-packed with action and adventure,” said Zub, in a statement accompanying the announcement.  “It pays off a bunch of elements introduced in earlier D&D miniseries and foreshadows the dark forces that rise to prominence in Baldur’s Gate III.  I can’t wait for readers to see how it all plays out!”

Baldur’s Gate III is currently in early access release.