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Hex Publishers is an independent publishing house proudly specializing in genre fiction: horror, science fiction, crime, dark fantasy, comics, and any other form that explores the imagination. Founded by writers, Hex values both the author and the reader, with an emphasis on quality, diversity, and voices often overlooked by the mainstream.

Unioverse Comics

Hex Publishers, in partnership with Random Games, will publish Unioverse tie-in comics based on the new video game franchise. Game of Thrones meets Altered Carbon meets Dune and beyond in this richly imagined universe where all sentient life from a vast network of far-flung planets is connected by instantaneous intergalactic travel.

Release Date: Summer 2023


  • Unioverse #1: Reyu • 8 pages
  • Unioverse #2: Krishah • 8 pages
  • Unioverse #3: Tor Gret • 8 pages
  • Unioverse #4: Annill • 8 pages
  • Unioverse #5: Vella Janx • 8 pages
  • Unioverse #6: Silas • 16 pages

Writing Team

Joshua Viola • Writer
The Bane of Yoto, Blackstar, Classic Monsters Unleashed, Cyber World, Denver Moon, It Came from the Multiplex, Nightmares Unhinged, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shadow Atlas, Target: Terror

Angie Hodapp • Writer
Director of Literary Development @ Nelson Literary Agency, Tooth & Claw


Ben Matsuya • Interior artist (pencils, inks, colors)
Cryowulf, Go2Science, Jupiter Jet, Loom, Midnight Massacre, Five in Five Movie Comics, Villains Seeking Hero

AJ Nazzaro • Cover artist
Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Kaijudo, Overwatch

Tyler Kirkham • Variant cover artist (pencils, inks)
DC, Marvel, Top Cow

Cici de la Cruz • Variant cover artist (colors)
Dynamite, Upper Deck, Zenescope

Stuart Jennett • Concept artist
007: Legends, Battlestar Galactica, Chronos Commandos, Juiced 2, Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter, Star Citizen, Warhammer

Aaron Lovett • Character concept artist
Cyber World, Inkbound, Monster Train, Nightmares Unhinged, Shadow Atlas


Joshua Viola • Creative Director, Publisher

Ken Hall • Art Director
All Points Bulletin, B-17 Flying Fortress, TeamSAS

Brent Friedman • Narrative Director
Call of Duty, Halo 4, League of Legends, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Walking Dead

Andy Baker • Associate Narrative Director
The 7th Portal, The Accuser, The Backstreet Project, House of the Dead


Tony Harman • Co-Creator
Donkey Kong Country, Grand Theft Auto

Wyeth Ridgway • Co-Creator
Pirates of the Caribbean, Terminator

For more information, visit the Unioverse website and join the Unioverse Discord Server.

Learn more about the Unioverse team here.