IDW Publishing has announced that they have partnered with Capcom to launch a comic book series based on Dead Rising. Titled Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, the first issue will appear in October and we have story details and cover art:

"San Diego, Calif. (July 19, 2011) – As San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this week, IDW Publishing and Capcom Entertainment, Inc. announced today a new partnership to create a comic book series based on the hugely popular zombie survival game franchise, Dead Rising®. Deeply entrenched in the world of this best-selling game universe, IDW Publishing’s DEAD RISING™: ROAD TO FORTUNE four-issue series will take place between the original Dead Rising and Dead Rising® 2: Case Zero, and feature many well known characters from the franchise.

Telling the story of what happened to Frank West following the events of the Willamette incident, DEAD RISING: ROAD TO FORTUNE will be written by IDW Senior Staff Writer and Editor, Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Past Life, Duke Nukem: Glorious Bastard), with art by Kenneth Loh (Killing Machine). Outside of the games themselves, IDW’s DEAD RISING: ROAD TO FORTUNE series will offer the only official story of the Las Vegas outbreak and what happened to Frank West, Chuck Greene, Rebecca Chang, and other popular Dead Rising characters during that time period in the Dead Rising story canon.

DEAD RISING: ROAD TO FORTUNE #1 (of 4, $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comics stores in October 2011."