EA and DC Comics have teamed up to create a comic book mini-series based off of the upcoming Dante's Inferno video game, with preview copies available at the San Diego Comic-Con later this week.

DC Comics adds another video game license to their Wildstorm imprint with Dante's Inferno, the action-adventure game adopted loosely from Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy". The creative team of artist Diego Latorre and writer Christos Gage are handling the six-issue series, scheduled to launch in December of this year. The comic will touch on some of the more action-packed moments of the game, while adding a bit of depth to the game's back story by exploring Dante's lost-love Beatrice's plight as her soul travels through the nine circles of hell.

Latorre and Gage will be at the Sand Diego Comic-Con this week, signing the special #0 preview issue that's been prepared for the show, with Latorre also signing a Dante's Inferno lithograph he created, which is a show-exclusive limited to 750 copies.

The Dante's Inferno celebration kicks off on Thursday afternoon with a panel titled "Go to Hell With Dante's Inferno," where various members of the development, comic, and animated feature teams will talk about adapting the classic work of literature, along with a special screening of the first trailer for the animated feature.


On top of all that, the game will also be playable on the show floor for all attendees.

For those of you trying to schedule this week (like us), I went ahead and included all of the details about who is going to be where doing what, directly from the EA press release.

"Go to Hell With Dante's Inferno" Panel โ€“ EA, DC/WildStorm and Starz Media present a panel discussion about how each group has translated the various aspects of "The Divine Comedy" into a video game, a comic series, and an animated feature. Find out from the creative minds behind each adaptation, where they were faithful and where they invented and get a peek at EA's game in development, and be among the first to watch the world premier trailer for the animated feature "Dante's Inferno" co-produced by EA and Starz Media's Film Roman animation studio. The panel is at 12:30 PM โ€“ 1:30 PM on Thursday, July 23rd in Room 8.

Dante's Inferno Comic Preview Issue Signings โ€“ Artist Diego Latorre and writer Christos Gage will be at the DC Comics booth signing free copies of the Dante's Inferno comic preview issue. The signings will take place at 2:00 PM โ€“ 3:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and at Christos Gage will be signing them at the EA booth on Thursday from 2:00 PM โ€“ 3:00 PM.

Dante's Inferno Limited Edition Lithograph Signing โ€“ Diego Latorre has created a special, limited edition lithograph exclusively for Comic-Con, with only 750 copies available. He will be signing these copies at the EA Booth. These signings will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM โ€“ 12:00 PM.

Play the Dante's Inferno Game โ€“ One of 2010's most highly anticipated action-adventure games will be playable for all show attendees at the EA booth during all exhibition hours!


UPDATE: DC sent us an exclusive shot of the limited-edition lithograph being sold at the convention. Click on the image for a large version.