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Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus

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AuthorGeorge Mann
GenresFantasy, Adventure
PublisherTitan Comics
IllustratorAlan Quah
Issue NumberIssue 1
Release Date2016-04-20
Number of Pages32
Original TitleDark Souls: The Breath of Andolus
Comics Issue NameDark Souls: The Breath of Andolus
Country of OriginUnited States
Publisher Website URLhttps://titan-comics.com/
Journey into the twisted realm of Lordran in Dark Souls: Breath of Andol. Based on the acclaimed Dark Souls video game saga, this epic comic series pushes the boundaries of fantasy storytelling with its rich history and intricate world design. The desperate search for a nameless soldier turns into an unforgettable adventure of love, sacrifice and ruthless courage. With steely determination, our lone rider traverses a hellish landscape full of hideous beasts and treacherous terrain. In addition, the fascinating story unfolds through extremely dark but beautiful illustrations. Breath of Andolus is an acclaimed addition to the Dark Souls canon, immersing readers in a nightmarish yet fascinating world. Discover the characters' tragic stories of madness, despair and the relentless fire of their ambition. A must-read for any Dark Souls fan, it adds depth and texture to the game's story and themes.


Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus plunges you directly into the dark and unforgiving world of Dark Souls, a universe marked by despair, strife and unlikely heroes. This unique comic series beautifully weaves together the complex storylines of the entire Dark Souls saga with a new narrative twist.
The story follows Fira, a fierce warrior, and Aldrich, her wise but disillusioned compatriot. Together, they embark on a dangerous quest to break the curse that has befallen their homeland. As they travel through treacherous lands and face infamous enemies, dark secrets are revealed and fate calls. Combining beautiful artwork with a compelling story, every page of this unforgettable saga is filled with fear, adventure and an unwavering sense of heroism. Fans of the game consider the comics to be an incredibly beautiful continuation of the Dark Souls universe, while newcomers would be instantly captivated by the depth of the story and the complex universe it creates.
Andol's Breath is more than a story; it is a reminder of our inherent need to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. It echoes the call of every Dark Souls game, shifting perspective from dire to tragic, from brave to broken, and ultimately from defeated to defiant. Join a saga that fully embraces the intricacies of the human mind and reminds you that there is always a glimmer of hope in dark worlds. Don't be afraid of the dark my dear friend and let the party begin. Dark Souls: Breath of Andolus awaits you.


Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus delves into the gritty and dangerous world of Lordran and takes place in a story far removed from the events of the known video game timeline. The comic revolves around Fira, a cursed knight on a relentless quest for the "Breath of Andol," a mystical power that is said to break the cycle of the Undead's curse. Accompanied by her loyal group of blacksmiths, Aldrich, Fira travels through treacherous lands and battles grotesque creatures and undead hordes. As they delve into the core of darkness and take on intriguing characters with their own mysterious agendas, the story perfectly maintains the series' famous mystery. Hope, a feeling that is completely lost in this universe, quickly begins to fade as the main characters face the truth of their journey and the true cost of the escape they seek. A compelling story weaves together a story that is so enveloping that it perfectly conveys the sense of dread and despair that characterizes the Dark Souls universe. A must-read for any Dark Souls fan, it maintains the rich universe of the series, but is an intense and gritty fantasy epic in its own right.


Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus comics bring new depth to the Dark Souls universe while maintaining the atmospheric drama of the video games. Production started in 2015. in the middle, following the successful release of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The comic book series was created by George Mann, a famous novelist, short story writer and publisher with a deep love for the fantasy genre. It was his vision that set the tone for the comic.
To bring Mann's vision to life, the task of illustrating the comic went to Alan Quah, an acclaimed Malaysian illustrator best known for his work on The Vampire Diaries. Its rich and detailed graphics have become the visual embodiment of the Dark Souls universe.
Breath of Andolus deviates from the game's plot and introduces new characters and story, further enriching the franchise. High-quality production and a solid team behind it indicate its success. The new perspectives offered by comics are a classic example of cross-media synergy.


Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus delves into the complex and sinister universe of the popular Dark Souls video game series. This series takes readers on an epic fantasy journey filled with fierce warriors, menacing enemies, and the eerily desolate setting of the kingdom of Dranglek. The main character is Fira, a skilled and combative knight who is trying to free herself from a terrible curse that afflicted her. Paired with a brave and loyal Scryer named Aldrich, he faces unspeakable horrors and brings the terrifying and disturbing world of Dark Souls from console to comic book.
Created and illustrated by top-notch artists, they depict a gritty gothic story that is brilliantly translated into comic form. Fans of the Dark Souls series will love the brutal combat, unique legends, and familiar, gritty, atmospheric setting. The graphic novel is an enticing addition to this storied franchise and is a must-read for fans looking for a deeper understanding of the Dark Souls story. The conflicted and hellish world of Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus comes to life in breathtakingly dark panels and terrifying stories, making it an experience unlike any other.


Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus takes us into a rich and dark universe that resonates with the dark and mysterious story of the main game. The comic, which will be released in a glossy full-color format, promises an engaging dive into the darkness that fans have come to love from the franchise.
The story revolves around Fira, a fierce knight, and a young wizard named Aldrich. Struggling to survive in a desolate world inhabited by cursed creatures, the unlikely pair embark on a dark and harrowing journey in search of the fabled city of Andol. Packed with intense and atmospheric art, this comic not only complements the game's story, but also skillfully expands it, revealing new horrors and illuminating unknown corners of the Dark Souls universe. Each page cover is an encounter with the grotesque monsters, ancient puzzles and enigmatic NPCs that are staples of the FromSoftware franchise. Like its gaming counterpart, The Breath of Andolus rewards its readers with snippets of history and encourages them to connect the dots and come up with their own interpretations.
The release of Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus, which serves as an unseen chapter in the Dark Souls arc, is eagerly awaited. Whether you're a die-hard Dark Souls fan or a newcomer, this comic series offers a refreshing insight into the terrifying world of the game, brilliantly combining stunning visuals with deep storytelling. Don't miss this exciting addition to the Dark Souls saga!


Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus has received praise from fans of the franchise and comic book enthusiasts since its release in the comics. Readers emphasized the faithful representation of the dark and dense atmosphere of the game, skillfully inserted into the pages of the comics. The series has perfectly combined the game's setting with a unique story that is quite compelling.
The detailed and vivid illustrations were praised for successfully translating the gruesome setting and monstrous creatures of the series into print. They feature the intricate design and rich story fans have come to expect from Dark Souls. The storyline was praised for its rich background and the introduction of new characters that added to the game's existential dread. Each issue provided insight into the game's story and kept readers eagerly waiting for the next installment.
However, some critics have suggested that the comic series may not appeal to those unfamiliar with the Dark Souls games due to the complex storyline that relies heavily on readers' familiarity with the game's universe. Despite these criticisms, the series still resonates with its target audience and remains an important part of the Dark Souls universe.

Cultural impact

Although Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus comes from a niche in video game history, it has transcended its medium to leave a significant mark on the wider pop culture. Driven by a dense narrative and relentless difficulty, the gritty and complex fantasy world captivated readers and provided fertile ground for exploring complex themes such as the insurmountable scale of cosmic horror and Sisyphean's struggle with fate.
The titular character Andolus, originally created for the game, emerged as a symbol of resilience in the face of great adversity. His journey through the ruined world of Lordran became a beacon of powerful storytelling, deeply rooted in a gothic atmosphere.
And the comic's influence goes beyond its story. His distinctive art style, which combines Western and Eastern aesthetics to create a unique gothic horror film, has been praised for its richness and resonance in other works. Today, The Breath of Andolus inspires debate about the merging of games and graphic novels, pushing the boundaries of traditional genres, and the powerful reach of the video game's cultural footprint.