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Jim Lee To Draw Covers For Gears of War Comics

Did you know there was a Gears Of War comic?

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Most of you guys know by now that we run a pretty awesome video game site side by side with Comic Vine. While you'd think that would make me really excited about crossovers from games into comics I really can't name many outside of the Dead Space series that were actually worth reading. That said I'm actually super curious about the Gears of War comic books that Wildstorm's been pumping out the last few months. I know I'm likely in the minority here but I'll honestly say I've enjoyed the Gears games more for their environment and world then their gameplay.

It seems that my curiosity for the series will have to finally be fulfilled now that Wildstorm head honcho Jim Lee plans on doing artwork for the covers starting with issue #9, due out in July. For those not into caped crusaders, Lee is essentially the artist in the industry and usually makes the comics he works on worth picking up even if the writing is complete garbage. The guy somehow even made that whole Batman Hush nonsense bearable. That said, I actually really enjoyed Brandon Bradeaux's work on the previous covers, which have been nothing short of epic for fans. I attached some of his art from the last couple issues.

What do you guys think of cross-overs from games into comics? Do they work, or do you see them more as a cash-in?