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Marvel and Games Workshop Announce Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar!

The grim darkness of Warhammer 40,000 comes to Marvel Comics this October

A legendary Space Marine Chapter Master of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Marneus Calgar leads his elite Ultramarines against humanity’s greatest threats and has had his dark past shrouded in mystery…until now.

This October, writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, The Wicked + The Divine) and artist Jacen Burrows (Punisher: Soviet, Moon Knight) will unite to tell Marneus Calgar’s never-before-told origin story – from his beginnings on the world of Nova Thulium, his campaigns in the Black Crusades, and to the unfolding mystery of the Black Altar as a deadly threat from his past reemerges to threaten the present of the Ultramar system.

Easily the most popular tabletop miniature wargame in the world, Warhammer 40,000 is produced by Games Workshop. Since the introduction of Warhammer Fantasy Battle in 1987, the property has had adaptations across several media – novels, comics, video games and movies.

Warhammer 40,000 is set in a time where human civilisation is locked in battle with hostile aliens and supernatural creatures.

I am venerable enough to have bought Rogue Trader in 1987… If I said, ‘Getting to explore the roots of Marneus Calgar and setting the stage for Marvel’s Warhammer comics is a dream come true,’ I would be betraying everything this grim future should be.

– Kieron Gillen

This never-before-told tale will be essential reading for 40K aficionados, as well as the perfect primer to the Warhammer 40,000 universe for those new to it.

It will also be but the first foray into the larger darkness that is coming from Games Workshop and Marvel Comics.

The first issue comes crashing into comic shops and the Marvel Comics App this October.

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