Valve Software fans looking for a little Steam-related material to read while on the road or on the toilet will receive a hefty 304-page gift from Dark Horse Comics on November 16. Called Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and other Steam-Powered Stories, the 9 x 12-inch hardcover tomb will feature comics from Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal.
"For fifteen years, Valve has defined the cutting edge of video games," reads the product description. "Now, Valve joins with Dark Horse to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print, with a hardcover collection of comics from the worlds of Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. With over three hundred pages of story, Valve Presents: The sacrifice and other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!"
As the title suggests, the collection will be headlined by Left 4 Dead's The Sacrifice, a 4-part series which can be downloaded in PDF format here. Other comics likely to appear in the hardcover edition may be Loose Canon and WAR from the Team Fortress 2 website and the Lab Rat comic from Portal 2. There's no indication that there will be anything new in the collection, but stay tuned nonetheless.
Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and other Steam-Powered Stories will cost $29.99 when it hit shelves this fall.