Exclusive: Check out the (suitably bloody) covers for the Bloodborne comic coming in February 2018

Update: We've got a new look at issue #1's cover and variant covers, and can once again exclusively reveal them for all you bloodthirsty Hunters of Yharnam out there. Enjoy, and look for issue #1 at your local dealer starting February 21, 2018.

Side note: if you crop out the barcodes, these images also work great as phone wallpapers. So long as you don't mind horrific beasts and other horrific imagery greeting you every time you check your cell, of course.

Original story: Titan Comics is on a video game roll lately. Earlier this year it published tie-ins for The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, and in February 2018 it'll be home to a new tale set in the Bloodborne universe. Today, we've got your exclusive first look at Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep.

Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep will be written by Ales Kot (Generation Gone, Zero), with art by Piotr Kowalski (Wolfenstein, Dark Souls). As in the game, a nameless Hunter will step forth onto the cobblestone streets of Yharnam on a quest to rid the gothic city of its beasts and unholy aberrations. It's not clear if the comic takes place before, during, or after the events of the game - but then, so much of Bloodborne lore is steeped in mystery and obtuse riddles anyway.

In a press release, Kot said he was "obsessed" with the game, putting roughly 200 hours into it. "I am honored to be working within the Bloodborne universe," Kot said. "There will be mystery, the weird, the eerie, the horrific and the bloody - and there will be an undercurrent of decaying romanticism, walking hand in hand with brain-mashing, soul-cleaving action, together ascending towards the Blood Moon as drawn by the talented and depraved Piotr Kowalski. Ascend with us, Hunters old and new. And do remember: one has to seek Paleblood to transcend the hunt."

Like Kot, I also put several hundred hours into Bloodborne, so personally I'm pretty pumped about this. Any excuse to go back to Yharnam is a good excuse to me - and with no Bloodborne 2 on the horizon (yet), this may be the best chance fans get in awhile.

Sam Prell

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