Comic book confusion

New to the whole comics thing, really want to get into the lore of the comics and start reading but it seems confusing as hell. I see omnibus 1 and 2 has all the comics and there are also 5 books as well… that and hive busters is the most recent? Really want to start reading but I’m confused about it and how I can keep up to date on any other upcoming comics? Thanks!:slight_smile:

Here’s a thread that puts the games, books, and comics into chronological order. What’s listed as book one, two, and three is actually the comics. You’ll see the names of the comics in brackets after. I edited it slightly for clarity.

[010] Games + Books + Comics – Recommended playing & reading order

Jun 26, 2018 — The Rise of RAAM comics
Aug 25, 2015 — Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Oct 28, 2008 — Aspho Fields
Oct 21, 2009 — Book One (Hollow & One Day )
Feb 16, 2011 — Book Two (Barren , The Quickening & Harper’s Story )
Nov 7, 2008 — Gears of War 2 (+ Road to Ruin DLC)
Jul 28, 2009 — Jacinto’s Remnant
Aug 31, 2010 — Anvil Gate
Aug 2, 2011 — Coalition’s End
Sep 20, 2011 — Gears of War 3 (+ RAAM’s Shadow DLC)
May 1, 2012 — The Slab
Jan 9, 2013 — Book Three (Dirty Little Secrets , Midnight , They Also Serve , Unseen , Unsaid & Promise Me)
Mar 19, 2013 — Judgment (+ Aftermath DLC)
Mar 4, 2014 — Kilo Squad: The Survivor’s Log
Oct 21, 2016 — Gears of War 4
Jul 20, 2019 - Ascendance
Sep 6. 2019 — Gears 5
Apr 21, 2020 - Bloodlines
Apr 28, 2020 — Gears Tactics
May 8, 2019 — Hivebusters

There’s also a new book coming out in September called Ephyra Rising. It’s going to fill in the story between Gears 3 & 4.

As for upcoming releases, they’ve been pretty consistent on just about all social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) with the recent books and comics. I just keep an eye out there.

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