Aaron Dembski-Bowden

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My Deathwatch Comic!

To break my blogging silence, I bring you…

Ahem. Excuse me, I’m a little bit excited:


This is so cool that I may explode.

Suffice to say, my Deathwatch miniseries started this week, and if you’re curious, you can grab it here and/or read a longer preview here.


It’s about a 5-man Kill-Team on a routine ur-ghul hunt… when something goes wrong because, well, of course it does.

Apart from the fact this was insanely fun to write, and that getting the copies in the post the other day was one of my more gleeful little career highlights, I’m especially looking forward to showing them to Dan Abnett this weekend and being all “Look, Uncle Dan, are you proud of me?”

And he’ll likely nod sagely, indulgently, pat me on the head and send me on my way. It’ll be a rich, fun adventure, no doubt.

There are loads of variant covers, and I think one of the not-yet-released ones was the one done by my good pal and webcomic co-creator, David Sondered. Behold, Sergeant Agathon, the Kill-Team’s leader:


On that note, have you read our webcomic, The Road to Jove? (We’re very proud of it, and he constantly tells me I’m shit at reminding people it exists…)

Anyway, before I vanish back into deadline hell, please enjoy a quick look at the Kill-Team:



Tedious Fact: Rurik War-Song was originally going to be called Metzar War-Song, in homage to Chris Metzen, but I was a bit worried it was too on the nose so I edited it at the last minute. Y’know, like a coward.

The comic is drawn and coloured by Tazio Bettin and Kevin Enhart respectively, and they made it look bloody lovely.

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  1. I guess I better buy this high quality eyegasm inducing pulp. Really love there’s still a dramatis personae as well. Keep up the great work Aaron!

    Comment by Peter Seddon | May 11, 2018 | Reply

  2. Mmm, Flesh Tearers…

    Comment by danparvaz | May 11, 2018 | Reply

  3. Will this come out in physical? πŸ˜€

    Comment by Radis Mehrpoya | May 11, 2018 | Reply

    • Yep! This very week, so grab it, uh, however and wherever one grabs comics. (I’m new at this.)

      Comment by Aaron Dembski-Bowden | May 11, 2018 | Reply

  4. Mmm, Celestial Lions!

    Comment by Lurks-no-More | May 11, 2018 | Reply

  5. If it’s any consolation, Aaron, the “Warsong” surname still gives away the inspiration pretty clearly — I got it before even reading the rest of the post πŸ˜‰

    Congratulations on getting yet another story rendered in awesome artwork! I see how that would be a great feeling indeed! πŸ™‚

    Comment by krautscientist | May 11, 2018 | Reply

    • This pleases me.

      Comment by Aaron Dembski-Bowden | May 11, 2018 | Reply

      • In all fairness, however, this is coming from a guy who basically spent years of his youth drawing Orcs based on the Warcraft II instruction manual, so take my opinion with a grain of salt here, alright? πŸ˜‰

        Comment by krautscientist | May 11, 2018 | Reply

  6. Blog silence only helps build suspense and tension, Aaron. We’re always eager and anxious to hear what news you deign to bring us, in part *because* of how long silent you can be on the blog.

    Also, I hope Mr. Abnett sings your praises.

    Comment by Kyle Nguyen | May 11, 2018 | Reply

  7. I will definatly be getting a copy hopefully not too long in the future. Thank you Sir!

    Comment by savageddt | May 11, 2018 | Reply

  8. The complete hypocrisy of a Templar in the first picture by the guy who wrote some garbage fiction killing Sigismund. Stick to your Chaos fanbois.

    Comment by bigblackfiend | May 12, 2018 | Reply

    • That’s an Imperial Fist, genius.

      Also, thanks!

      Comment by Aaron Dembski-Bowden | May 12, 2018 | Reply

      • Two sons of Dorn, neither are Templars lol. I cannot wait to see possible interactions between the Fist and the Lion, I have already decided they are my two favorite characters. I am also quite pleased to see the diversity in this kill-team. This is a must have!

        Comment by Marcus | May 13, 2018 | Reply

  9. You’ve just made my son’s day – thank you!

    Comment by spicejac | May 22, 2018 | Reply

  10. Wow! Looks amazing.
    How come Scars are the only loyalist chapter to have a section of marines who think Horus is right? And don’t talk to me about the Dark Angels, that was jealousy, not Horus. #justsaying

    Comment by spartanbobfred | May 22, 2018 | Reply

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