Did you hear the news?
Rooster Teeth is partnering with DC to produce a slate of comic books based on Rooster Teeth original intellectual properties, two of which were revealed this week: the global anime-style phenomenon RWBY and the highly anticipated mecha-anime style series, gen:LOCK. The announcement was made during Rooster Teeth’s New York Comic Con panel by Rooster Teeth’s Head of Animation Gray G. Haddock. RWBY and gen:LOCK comic books will be available both physically and digitally in 2019.
Both DC and Rooster Teeth—a subsidiary of Otter Media—are WarnerMedia companies.
“All of us at Rooster Teeth Animation are incredibly honored that the tales we’ve been pouring our hearts into have found their comics home at DC,” said Haddock. “With these comic books, we’re looking forward to spending more time with the characters we love, taking deeper looks into their worlds, and going on more journeys. DC is a leader in the industry and the caretaker of an amazing pantheon, and working with them we know there are incredible adventures on the horizon. We’re going to have some fun.”
“We’re excited to collaborate with the highly creative teams at Rooster Teeth to expand the worlds around their amazingly popular characters and stories and introduce these stories to even more fans,” said Jim Lee, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher. “The comic books and graphic novels will focus on bridging the stories between seasons, as well as exploring the adventures of the supporting characters who play a direct role in the overall plot and who can have a heavy impact on the storyline.”
“This type of collaboration is a perfect example of how the WarnerMedia family can work together to super-serve shared fans across the entire portfolio,” said Tony Goncalves, CEO of Otter Media. “We will continue to look for opportunities that elevate the consumer experience and give fans more of what they love."
In gen:LOCK, Earth’s last free society is on the losing side of a global war, and recruits a diverse team of young pilots to control the next generation of giant, weaponized robot bodies known as mecha. These daring recruits find, however, that their newfound abilities come at no small cost.
RWBY takes place in a world filled with horrific monsters bent on death and destruction, where humanity's hope lies with powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses-in-training whose journeys take them far past the grounds of their school, Beacon Academy. Though each may be powerful individually, the four girls must overcome dark forces and work as a team if they truly hope to become the next generation of protectors.
Look for gen:LOCK and RWBY from Rooster Teeth and DC in 2019.