Felicia Day will be penning a new comic based on her hit web series, The Guild for Dark Horse Comics! The Guild, written by and starring Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House) is the Winner of the 2008 Greenlight Award at SXSW as well as the 2008 YouTube Best Series and Yahoo! Best Series awards.
The show has racked up over twenty million viewers at watchtheguild.com. The Guild follows six World of Warcraft players, or “Guildies” Bladezz, Codex, Vork, Tinkerballa, Zaboo, and Clara, and their adventures both in the game and in real life.
Senior Dark Horse Editor Scott Allie came up with the idea to turn The Guild into a comic at last year’s Comic-Con. “Felicia’s amazing, and her writing will translate smoothly into comics,” Allie said. “It’ll fit great alongside our webcomics and our Whedon books.”
While the three-issue miniseries currently has no artist, Day is psyched to be on board. “The comics will be a great way for fans to become more involved with the characters, and see the characters interact in environments that we can’t afford to show in the web series,” she said. “I can’t imagine working with a better company than Dark Horse. It seems like a perfect match for the show. Indie cred to the max!”
Season 3 of The Guild comes out on Xbox, MSN, and Zune on August 25.