Dante's Inferno Comic Book Annnounced

Visceral Games has announced a joining of forces with DC Comics/WildStorm to turn its hack-and-slash adaptation of Dante Alighieri's classic poem into a comic book too.

Dante's Inferno will be a six-issue mini-series written by Thunderbolts: Secret Invasion and X-Men/Spider Man scribe Christos Gage, with art by Hulk: Broken Worlds illustrator Diego Latorre. The first issue is slated for release in December.

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An animated adaptation of the allegorical bloodbath is also in the pipeline, coming from the director of Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron. The feature is scheduled for release alongside the game, which arrives in 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP.