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Life is Strange character Max Caulfield returns (and True Colors debuts early) in Coming Home #1 preview

Life Is Strange: Coming Home #1
(Image credit: Claudia Leonardi/Andrea Izzo (Titan Comics))

Max Caulfield and the characters of the original Life is Strange return July 7 with the new Life is Strange: Coming Home comic book series, but we now know that it'll also feature the debut of the lead character from the next game, Life is Strange: True Colors.

That's right, two months before the Life is Strange: True Colors game debuts on September 10, Alex Chen will make his debut in comic books.

Chen will star in backup strips in all four issues of the Life is Strange: Coming Home comic book series, in addition to the long-running arc following Max and her friends from the original game.

"Max's attempt to return home enters a thrilling new phase!" reads Titan Comics' description of Life is Strange: Coming Home #1. "A shocking discovery offers unexpected hope, and the epic cross-country trip with Chloe and Rachel reveals a new ally."

In the opening pages of Life is Strange: Coming Home #1 that Titan Comics has provided to us, we see that Tristan has returned to Max - with word from Chloe.

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(Image credit: Claudia Leonardi/Andrea Izzo (Titan Comics))

Life is Strange: Coming Home #1 preview

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Life is Strange: Coming Home is the fifth volume of Titan Comics' Life is Strange comic books, all of which are sequels to the original game and the 'Sacrifice Arcadia Bay' ending.

Emma Vieceli is once again writing this installment of the Life is Strange comic book, with Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo on art. Ikuni Nakamura has drawn the primary cover to Life is Strange: Coming Home #1, with variants by Claudia Leonardi, Gretel Lusky (two by her), and Veronica Fish. Here they are:

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(Image credit: Ikuni Nakamura (Titan Comics))

Life is Strange: Coming Home #1 covers

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(Image credit: Gretel Lusky (Titan Comics))
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Life is Strange: Coming Home #1 (of 4) goes on sale July 7. A collection of Life is Strange: Coming Home is already scheduled for November 2.

Read how Life is Strange: True Colors is leading the series into the next generation. 

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, 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.