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Gears of War Comic Series
Hollow Issue one

Wildstorm / DC Comics


Comic Series

Date Released

December 2008 - June 2012

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The Gears of War: Comic series is a 24 issue publication from Wildstorm and DC Comics with collaboration from Epic Games. The aim of the series is to fill in the gaps between the games and the books and to expand the universe of Gears of War. There are three story arcs and several stand alone issues.

Gears of War: HollowEdit

This story arc details Delta-Ones mission to the city of Montevado as they investigate the seismic activities that have been happening there. The story arc introduces several new characters into the gears universe such as Jace Stratton, a young gear just out of basic training. This story arc is set between Gears of War: Aspho Fields and Gears of War: Barren.

Gears of War: BarrenEdit

This story arc details Delta-One as they investigate a signal from the city of Jilane. With the help of Alex Brand a native of Jilane they attempt to find any survivors from the Locust massacre. This story arc is set between Gears of War: Hollow and Gears of War 2.

Gears of War: Dirty Little SecretsEdit

This story arc details the lives of Delta-One and the rest of the COG as they try to rebuild humanity after the sinking of Jacinto. This story arc is set between Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 and interweaves with Jacinto's Remnant, Anvil Gate, Coalition's End and The Slab.

Stand-Alone IssuesEdit

Between story arcs there are stand alone-issues which are related to certain characters or events. Some issues focus on the lives of secondary characters such as Tai Kaliso, Jonathan Harper and Jace Stratton while others explore significant events of the Pendulum Wars.

Graphic NovelsEdit

Gears of War: Book One was released in October 2009 containing issues #1-6, the Hollow story arc. It also contains the short story from the Gears of War: Sourcebook, One Day.

Gears of War: Book Two was released in February 2011 and contains issues #7-13, comprising The Quickening, Harper's Story and the Barren story arc.

Gears of War: Book Three was released in January 2013 and contains issues #14-24, comprising Midnight, They Also Serve, Unseen, Unsaid, Promise Me, and the Dirty Little Secrets story arc.

The Gears of War: Sourcebook was released in June 2009 and holds a collection of images from artists from the comic book industry and a story from Joshua Ortega on the inner struggle of Dominic Santiago.

Gears of War Comics
Hollow: Part One · Part Two · Part Three · Part Four · Part Five · Part Six
Barren: Part One · Part Two · Part Three · Part Four · Part Five
Dirty Little Secrets: Part One · Part Two · Part Three · Part Four · Part Five · Part Six
Stand-Alone Issues: One Day · The Quickening · Harper's Story · Midnight ·

They Also Serve · Unseen · Unsaid · Promise Me

Graphic Novels: Book One · Book Two · Book Three · Sourcebook
Gears of War series
Main Games: Gears of War () • Gears of War 2 () • Gears of War 3 () • Gears of War 4 ()
Other Games: RAAM's ShadowGears of War: Judgment () • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Books: Aspho FieldsJacinto's RemnantAnvil GateCoalition's EndThe SlabKilo Squad: The Survivor's Log
Comics: HollowBarrenDirty Little SecretsStand-Alone Issues
Booklets and Guides: Destroyed BeautyBeneath the SurfaceThe Art of Gears of WarThe Art of Gears of War 3The Poster CollectionThe Art of Gears of War 4
Other Media: Gears of War (film)Gears of War: ExileGears of War: The Board GameGears of War: Tactics

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