If you were ever wondering how in the heavens did the mass-murdering, god-killing Kratos that we all know and love from the original God of War trilogy end up as a gentle-yet-stoic dad in the 2018 masterpiece, you’re not alone. But as it turns out, Dark Horse Comics has answers.
Earlier this week, Dark Horse announced God of War: Fallen God, which will serve as a narrative bridge between 2010’s God of War 3 and God of War, and finally answer all our questions to Kratos’ eventual rejection of the Blades of Chaos.
Here’s the synopsis of the story:
“God of War: Fallen God follows Kratos after conquering Zeus and thwarting Athena. Believing himself to be finally free of 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.”
God of War: Fallen God is written by Chris Roberson (iZombie, the God of War companion comic books in 2018), illustrated by Tony Parker (God of War, This Damned Band), coloured by Dan Jackson (The Strain, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys), and lettered by John Roshell (Overwatch Anthology, Astro City).
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.