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Dead Space: Salvage Paperback – February 5, 2013
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"A fast and entertaining read." – Fear Net
About the Author
Antony Johnston is a British author and comic book writer. A frequent collaborator with Alan Moore, he has adapted numerous Moore prose works into graphic novels (including THE COURTYARD, ANOTHER SUBURBAN ROMANCE, and HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD, among others) and expanded upon ideas originally conceived by Moore with the horror series YUGGOTH CREATURES and NIGHTJAR. Johnston is also the creator of the apocalyptic comic book series WASTELAND and has written DAREDEVIL for Marvel Comics.
Fantasy and Science Fiction artist, Christopher Shy,is known for his book cover work, computer game design and graphic novel illustration. In 2010, Christopher and his studio, Studio Ronin, completed the eagerly-anticipated graphic novel, Dead Space: Salvage.
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So, this rare TPB is a prequel to the Dead Space game starring Isaac and basically shows how the marker brings forth an alien virus that infects everyone and quickly takes over. It doesn't really shed any light as to how the physical manifestations find their way onto the ship or how they grow so abnormally fast but it does show it from beginning to gory end. It was a great read and the art, although some don't like it, was very unique. The coloring was based on where the scene was taking place (so it was easy to spot scene transitions) and it was dark and, when in a chaotic setting, blurry just to make things more tense. The writing was very typical of a sci-fi movie but was decent nonetheless. Overall, I really enjoyed it and it's a really fun read if you've played Dead Space at all! I highly recommend it if you can find it under $100!
So, this little graphic novel takes place after the Dead Space game (and even includes a few teaser pictures for Dead Space 2!) and the story revolves around some space pirates and the super-secret organization called the Oracles. I found the inclusion of the Oracles a really neat part of the story as they are a "ghost" organization and they have special, unknown powers that allow them to kill humans with mere thought and they utilize special beam weapons that obliterate the necromorphs in a single shot. Also, their ship is a stealth ship with technology Stefan has never seen before. It's a conspirator-type thing that goes well with the Dead Space story. The space pirate characters are a varied bunch but I could care less about them by the end of the story. The art is very dark and blurry but adds to the feel of the horror graphic novel. However, a lot of the pictures are re-used and it shows a sign of laziness to the artists. Also, there are no speech bubbles. It's just a poorly drawn line connecting dialogue to a character and some of the dialogue is in different colors to differentiate between characters. Also, the story gets a tad bit hard to follow at times but overall was an enjoyable read. Seeing a giant Hivemind was scary (if you've played the game especially) and the story really picks up in the end. Overall, it's a decent read after playing the game.
I bought this graphic novel new for my wife for Xmas and just got it in the mail today. I open to the first page and the cover started to come off, the spine was poorly glued and the cover is made of cheap paper stock as far as covers go. As I started to look through the pages, barely opening them, page started falling out due to the terrible binding. The spine is so cheap that it was ripped before I even got it.
I like the art, even though many people wouldn't agree. It looks like the cover art, so if you son't like the way they drew the cover then you won't lilke what's inside. Imagine 30 Days of Nights' artwork, but in space.
One of the only negatives I could mention here would be that it's difficult at times to tell between characters. Side effect of the art style
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I love comics.
And i really really like this book over all.
But dammit, the spine is HORRENDOUS.Read more