IO Interactive has confirmed a partnership with DC Comics to produce a comic book series based on Kane & Lynch.

The comic's brutal storyline will explore some of Kane & Lynch's criminal past and will be produced by DC's WildStorm imprint. The first issue is scheduled to launch in August.

"We could not be happier about this partnership and expansion into comics. Who better to work with than DC Comics?" said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of IO Interactive. "We hope the comic book world is ready for the violent mayhem of Kane & Lynch."

The Kane & Lynch comic book series is penned by Ian Edginton, best known for his work on properties such as Aliens, Predator and Terminator through to Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and Torchwood.

Chris Mitten (Wasteland) is the artist for the comic, and New York Times best selling artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night and Fell) is the cover artist.

The comic's August release will support the release of the second title in the video game series, due August 27, 2010.

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