Naughty Dog has confirmed that its prequel comic book series, The Last of Us: American Dreams, will be out in 'Spring 2013'.
The four-issue series is being produced in partnership with Dark Horse, written by Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann, and features art from Faith Erin Hicks, a Canadian artist best known for her work on webcomics Demonology 101 and Ice.
The series will give readers a deeper insight into the background of Ellie, showing how she came to meet Joel and chart the events leading up to the start of the much-anticipated PS3 exclusive.
The developer has also released the first full-colour promo image (above right), in addition to the monotone teaser images released earlier this week.
A The Last of Us art book is also in production and will launch alongside the game next year.