Titan debuts <i>DmC: Devil May Cry</i> digital comic prequel

Following the release last week of Capcom's DmC: Devil May Cry, Titan Comics has announced the digital debut today of the prequel comic DmC: Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil. Yes, it gets two colons.

The first of two installments can be purchased now from comiXology; both will be available in print in May.

A reimagining of the video-game franchise that's sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, DmC is set in a parallel universe where Dante finds himself under attack by demons in a seemingly sentient town called Limbo City. He meets a girl named Kat, who sends him to meet Virgil, the leader of a demon-fighting organization -- and Dante's identical twin.

Released simultaneously with the French edition, the comic by Guillaume Dorison (aka Izu), Robin Recht and Patrick Pion explores the backstory of Virgil and Kat, and features what the publisher characterizes as "never-before-seen revelations."

Debuting in 2001, Devil May Cry has spawned three sequels and the current reboot, as well as light novels, manga, anime and a planned live-action movie.

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