Just as they did last year for Dragon Age: Origins, the boys behind Penny Arcade have been tasked by Bioware to create a prequel comic for the upcoming expansion to the game, Awakening. The first couple pages (of 6) are up now, and feature a character from the game that hasn't been officially revealed yet. I wouldn't exactly call it a spoiler or anything, based on what I've read so far. We don't even have a name yet!
The plot seems to be about the grandson of a Gray Warden who's taken it upon himself to right a perceived wrong on his family's, or maybe his country's, honor. So he's probably not one of those fun-loving, joke-a-minute characters. Hopefully some of the new companions in the expansion will end up having a sense of humor - a party full of Stens and Wynnes doesn't sound all that appealing to me.
The Dragon Age: Awakening expansion is due out March 16 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, and requires a copy of the original game to play.
Penny Arcade Dragon Age: Awakening Comic [Bioware]