Blizzard has released the full color version of the cover art for the first issue of Sword of Justice, their upcoming, five-issue, Diablo III comic book. The project was announced last month during the SDCC, but we only got some concept art sketches at that point.
Here’s; it adds a few details to what we already knew, and thanks go, as usual, .
“From the world and legends of Sanctuary, the setting for the award-winning Diablo video game, comes the tale of a hero’s birth. Jacob has fled from his homelands in the north, hunted by his kinsmen for the crime of murder. Led by the visions of an ancient prophet, pursued by his childhood friend, Jacob finds his destiny in a desert cave at the foot of a mountain carved in two by the sword of an archangel– Tyrael. But will Jacob be able to claim the sword that could save his people, if not the world, before he’s brought to ‘justice?'”
See the Sword of Justice DiabloWiki article for more details; basically the kid finds Tyrael’s supersword after Tyrael vanishes after shattering the Worldstone, teams up with a hottie female wizard, and adventure ensues. The release date for issue one (of five) is set for November 23, 2011.