Kingdom Come Deliverance slashes its way into comics

Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Image credit: Warhorse Studios)

The hit RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance is coming to comic books with a story set before the events of the game.

(No, this isn't related to the DC comic book series Kingdom Come.)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Death Upon Us #1 cover (Image credit: Niko Walter (Behemoth Comics))

Behemoth Comics' Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Death Upon Us will dive headlong into Bohemia, just as its ruler King Wenceslaus IV is captured by his evil half-brother, King Sigismund. The four-issue series will delve into King Sigismund (with his Cuman mercenaries) and his cohort Istvan Toth (and his bandit army)'s raids on Bohemian villages for valuables - and also to stamp out Wenceslaus loyalists.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Death Upon Us is written by Brett Murphy and drawn by Wilson Gandolpho - both coming off their creator-owned series Paranormal Hitmen (also published by Behemoth). Gandolpho and Niko Walter both draw covers for the book.

Here's a four-page preview of Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Death Upon Us:

The Kingdom Come: Deliverance game is an open-world RPG set in historically accurate 15th-century Czech lands, following the semi-historical struggles in the Roman Empire's province of Bohemia. By the time the game begins Bohemia is already overrun by the invaders, and the story follows a young man named Henry from a mining town as his life is turned upside down and he's pulled into his country's war. The setting and gameplay are grounded in a realism that excludes typical medieval RPG genre trappings like magic, spells, and mythical creatures, instead focusing on believable stories and battles.

Originally released in 2018, Kingdom Come: Deliverance received largely positive reviews and ultimately sold over 4 million units.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance #1 (of 4) goes on sale in June.

If you like games like Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you should check out our recommended best RPGs you can (and should) play right now.

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)