R/C planes are all well and good, but what caught my eye was the inclusion of the 88-page graphic novel, written by Nathan Edmonson. Edmonson was pegged to write the graphic novel when Ubisoft discovered his on-going series, “The Activity,” published by Image Comics. For those unfamiliar, “The Activity” is a realistic (well, other than their amazing tech) military series that feels like a blend of “ Mission: Impossible” and, well, “Splinter Cell.” Thus making Edmonson a natural fit for the novel, which will cover the events between “Splinter Cell: Convinction” and “Splinter Cell: Blacklist.”
The CE will also include a poster and several digital items such as a two co-op maps and a handful of in-game items.
“Splinter Cell: Blacklist” is set to release August, 20, 2013, and the graphic novel should be released around the same time. The fancypants Collector’s Edition will be sold for $169.99, though no word on how much the graphic novel will cost on its own. If you head over to IGN, you can learn how you can possibly get your hands on a signed version of the Collector’s Edition. Source