To promote Racers’ Islands: Crazy Racers (not to be confused with Konami's Krazy Racers), an upcoming WiiWare game from France's Artefacts Studio, publisher Zallag is producing a comic book set in the same universe and written by Hubert Chardot, scriptwriter of landmark survival horror PC series Alone in the Dark.

The comic book is a prequel to the WiiWare title, exploring the recruiting process and the histories of the racers featured in the game. Zallag explains the storyline:

"Dieta Von Nietzsche is the tyrannical and sexy CEO of GRINK (Global Real Intermedia Network Korporation). Her flagship TV broadcast has just lsot its first rank in global audience: this is clearly an unbeadable thing for her ego and for her shareholders.

Thus Dieta decides to launch a brand new and excessive reality show called Racers' Islands. She'll have to enroll 'hotheads' amateur race drivers from all over the world and turn them into 'TV Stars'. Then she can launch them in non-stop action races!"

You can see artwork and some panels from the comic after the break. The text is in French so far, and it's unclear if the comic book will have an English edition. The action looks pretty easy to follow so long as you have a basic understanding of the plot, though!