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Valve to Collect All of It’s Publicity Comics Under One, Physical, Cover, Including Portal

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Not sure why this seems so exciting to me… Comic books based on video games are no new¬†phenomenon. Neither are physical collections of otherwise digital comics. Nor are collections of publicity materials all that rare, either. But here we are: I’m kind of excited for a little hardcover that’s showed up on Dark Horse’s November solicits, Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories.

Steam, of course, referring to the digital distribution platform, not the genre of retro-futurist fiction.

For fifteen years, Valve has defined the cutting edge of video games. Now, Valve joins with Dark Horse to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print, with a hardcover collection of comics from the worlds of Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. With over three hundred pages of story, Valve Presents: The sacrifice and other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!

Oh, right, that’s why I’m excited. A holdable, loanable, givable Chell comic book that I can put up on the shelf with Batwoman and Renee Montoya.

(via Destructoid.)

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