Comic book adaptations of video games are all the rage these days, but I didn’t really expect to see a comic tie-in for Ubisoft’s upcoming Driver: San Francisco.
I’m actually really looking forward to the game, but does Tanner’s return to his roots really justify a separate story being told panel by panel? Apparently it does, because Ubisoft is teaming up with DC Comics to release a comic series that will fill in the blanks between Driv3r and Driver: San Francisco. The preview issue will be released at San Diego Comic Con this week.
I was unaware that Driv3r apparently ended with some big cliffhanger, but the comic will pick up where the last-gen game left off, setting the stage for Tanner’s return in San Francisco. Comic veterans Greg Scott and David Lapham are attached to handle artwork and writing, respectively, with renowned artist Jock doing cover art. I’m still not sure what to make of this, and I’m getting a little tired of every freaking video game franchise getting its own comic book, but hey, if it will get people into comic shops, then I support it.