Borderlands 2 is to spawn a four-part tie-in comic series.
Published by IDW, the first of the four-issue mini-series is expected in November, and will run 32 pages. Although the series promoted Borderlands 2, it’s actually been written by Mikey Neumann, who wrote the first game, as opposed to Anthony Burch, who’s penned the second. The origin stories therein – presumably for each of Borderlands initial four characters – are canonical.
Here’s a description, direct from Newsarama:
“Roland.” For the millions and millions of fans of the smash-hit video game BORDERLANDS, a lingering question exists: how did the Vault Hunters get on the bus with Marcus in the first place? Find out how Roland got on the bus with Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick in this exciting look at the soldiers of the Crimson Lance and what made him leave their ranks and search for the Vault. Surprises abound in the first part of a four-issue series chronicling where Borderlands began.
Borderlands 2 hits PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September.