A graphic novel for The Last of Us was announced today at New York Comic-Con. The main focus of the Dark Horse published comic will be Ellie's life before the events of The Last of Us. The graphic novel will be penned by Naughty Dog's Neil Druckman and contributing author on Steam-Powered stories, Rachel Edidin.
“In Ellie’s world, when you enter into its version of middle school, you can either choose to become a soldier and go out and fight, or you can say no and go out to fend for yourself with the other survivors,” Druckman said during the NYCC panel. “Those are the two ways a teenager can live in this world. Ellie believes there is a third way."
“Ellie is living in a world when she wants to be innocent, but can’t be. She’ll find things like a CD player and other pieces of civilization before the game’s event. She’ll get glimpses of the life she can’t have.”
The Last of Us will be released in 2013. A release date for the graphic novel was not mentioned.