New God of War Comic Book Series Will Chronicle The Journey Of Kratos After God Of War 3

New God of War Comic Book Series Will Chronicle The Journey Of Kratos After God Of War 3
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Kratos, the main character in Sony’s exclusive God of War video game franchise, has gone through a massive change in recent years.

The one-dimensional crazed kill machine of old was transformed into a stern, wise, somewhat sad father just trying to live out his days in relative peace. But that wasn’t a transformation that happened overnight.

The change between God of War 3 and 2018’s Game of The Year, God of War can be jarring for longtime fans of the franchise. We have no idea how Kratos came to be in the Norse lands, or how he managed to let go of his crippling rage.

Now, thanks to a new comic book series coming this summer from Dark Horse comics, we will possibly get our answers.

God of War: Fallen God is the name of this new series. It will follow Kratos after the events of God of War 3, showing the steps of his journey. While we’re not sure how far this comic series will go, fans are definitely hopeful.

The co-creator of iZombie, Chris Robertson, is slated to write this series with Eisner-nominated artist Tony Parker set to do the illustration. Parker has lent his talents to gaming comics in the past, illustrating the Mass Effect comic book series.

The cover art, which is stunning, comes from famed comic artist Dave Rapoza.

At the end of God of War 3, Kratos has finished his bloody tale of revenge, carving his way through the entire pantheon of Greek gods, ending with his own father, Zeus. He then thwarts the plans of Athena to claim the power of Hope and take over the world by stabbing himself with the Blade of Olympus.

But even this was not enough to kill the God of War. The last scene we’re treated to in God of War 3 is a blood trail leading away from the scene of Kratos’s supposed suicide, leading all to surmise that he had survived the impalement.

In the comic, Kratos will sail into the desert, trying to finally leave his bloody past behind. However, his feelings of rage and guilt do not vanish so easily, creating an inner struggle that pushes him to the brink of madness.

Both Robertson and Parker have worked on God of War in the past. They were also the creative team behind the prequel comic Dark Horse created for 2018’s God of War.

It is widely accepted that game director Cory Barlog and the team at Santa Monica Studios are working on a fifth God of War game for the PlayStation 5, but that game has not yet been officially announced.