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What the hell happened to Kratos in between the events of the original God Of War trilogy and 2018's reboot/sequel? It's a question that's been on our minds ever since we rejoined the ghost of Sparta in a world surrounded by Norse mythology... with a wife and kid, no less.
How did he get to this new world? When and where did he meet his new wife? How long did it take him to grow that beard? These are all questions we need answering. Fortunately, a brand-new God Of War prequel comic book looks set to address a good chunk of the mysteries and plot threads that have been left dangling between the original games and Kratos' new adventures.
Dark Horse's new limited series, God of War: Fallen God kicks off with its first issued on March 10th. Written by Chris Roberson, with artist Tony Parker, letterer John Roshell, and the colorist Dan Jackson, the story focuses on Kratos as he tries to escape the awful things he did in the first three games... and find a way to move on.
"Can the tides of time ever wash away the blood sands of sin," asks Fallen God. "Or do transpired trespasses permanently and inescapably stain one's soul?"
Dark Horse's official synopsis reads: "After conquering Zeus and thwarting Athena, Kratos believes himself to be finally free from his bondage. He sets sail for the desert in an attempt to distance himself from his home and his shame only to find his rage and guilt follow close behind. Kratos rages against the one foe that has proven to be unconquerable--himself. But a war against oneself is unwinnable, and only invites madness."
It sounds like a pretty important read for fans of the franchise, especially if you've been dying to know a little bit more about the clearly major changes Kratos went through as a character in between games. In my humble opinion, the Kratos of 2018's game is an infinitely more interesting character than the mindless brute of the early games, so it'll be fascinating to see the start of that transition when the series starts in March.
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