Dead Space Comics and Graphic Novel
by Caleb Paullus (@theurbanraptor)
If you are a fan of Dead Space and wanted more after Dead Space 2, then I have the answer for you: Dead Space – Liberation. This comic continues from the events of the smash video game hit Dead Space 2, we follow Earthgov Sergeant John Carver whose wife and son are attacked by fanatics trying to liberate the Marker site where she works. Racing to solve the clues his wife left behind, Carver teams up with Ellie Langford, survivor of an earlier Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl, and EarthGov Captain Robert Norton. Together they unlock deep secrets about the Markers in an epic adventure that will determine the fate of mankind.
Story-wise it is an enjoyable read. It isn’t too long and leaves you wanting more, which luckily there are. In the art department, it is gritty and dark. It feels like Dead Space. I however didn’t like the usage of recycled faces that don’t change in expression. If you can manage to look past that, then you will like it.
I should also note there is a heavy amount of language, so…not for kids.
You can continue reading with Dead Space – Salvage. When a group of freelance miners find the abandoned USG Ishimura in deep space, their once-fortunate luck turns into a catastrophe. With the Earith Government racing to reclaim the ship and an army of Necromorphs wreaking havoc on board, do the miners have any hope of surviving?
Again enjoyable to read, dark and gritty but suffers from the same use of recycled imagery.
Now let’s take a step back and look at my favorite which is the Dead Space graphic novel. This piece by Ben Templesmith and Anthony Johnston (worked on the previously mentioned comic) is really quite the read. Its a fun story with just the right amount of violence (my favorite is when the guy has a cutter blasted through his head). Again, these have a lot of language so I don’t recommend it for younger readers.
I love the art and style that they went this novel. Definitely pick it up if you are into video games or just comics in general.
Liberation. Salvage. Graphic Novel.