An official John Wick comic book mini-series developed by Dynamite Comics was announced in June 2016. It was written by film director and comic book writer Greg Pak while illustration was provided by both Giovanni Valletta and Matt Gaudio, the first issue was released in September 2017. The comic series is a prequel to the original film from 2014, much like the tie in video game John Wick Hex. The series lasted for five issues.
The mini-series acts as a sort of origin to John's life as a hitman as it depicts his early interactions with the assassin community and how he earned his moniker, Baba Yaga.
John Wick #1
Released date: September 2017
Synopsis: When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga?
John Wick #2
Released date: October 2017
Synopsis: John Wick's origin story continues! In the underworld of El Paso, Texas, a familiar face introduces an ex-con named John Wick to the local branch of the mysterious Continental Hotel, a neutral zone where professional killers spend their down time. But can John adhere to the rules of the Continental? Or will his search for vengeance destroy his chances for a peaceful life? Also... does John Wick actually have...a cat?
John Wick #3
Released date: September 2018
Synopsis: The story of John Wick's first grand mission of vengeance continues in the bloody streets of El Paso! As John enters the world of the Continental Hotel, he threatens to upend the balance of power among assassins -- and earns a new implacable enemy. Also: the mystery of Calamity revealed!
John Wick #4
Released date: December 2018
Synopsis: In the penultimate chapter of the tale of John Wick's first vendetta, the final war begins! But can an injured John Wick prevail without giving up his marker against the full fury of Calamity unleashed?
John Wick #5
Released date: January 2018
Synopsis: In the stunning climax to the prequel to the JOHN WICK movie saga, John nears the end of his first great vendetta. But in order to take out Calamity and the Two Bills, he may need to cut a deal that will teach him the true meaning of the Book of Rules -- and change his destiny forever.