Published on April 29th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Review: Dead Space – Liberation
Dead Space is a video game, showcasing massive one person shooter action towards hostile zealots defending antique pillars of stone, called Markers. These zealots want the Marker for their own practices and since Church of Unitology have become more and more powerful the chances they will get what they want, will be manifest.
The rise of the Church of Unitology has been explained in the other volumes of the Dead Space comic books as well as the video games, where corrupting power is evident in these tales. In short the Church of Unitology relies on Markers as a means of their purpose in life.
Time and time again a small band of individuals have thwarted their plans, to take control off the Markers and despite their top dog place in the political arena as well as military and space reconnaissance.
To make matters even worse, these Markers have the power to resurrect the dead, transforming them into rotting, monstrous Necromonsters, who care about nothing but killing everything in their path. Given extra strength, these creatures of the undead, target the living without rational thoughts and without remorse let alone taking the time to `talk things through` in truest 21-century fashion.
In this third book, the story evolves from a simple hit-and-run as this book follows Sergeant John Carver whose wife and son were attacked by fanatics trying to liberate the Marker site where she works. Carver’s wife has left several clues on the Markers behind and Carver teams up with Ellie Langford, survivor of an earlier Necromorph outbreak on the spaceship they are on. Together they unlock deep secrets about the Markers in what will definitely determine the fate of mankind.
The evolving of this book lies in the fact that for the first time a real heroic person – Carver – has taken point and leads the reader through the pages, infusing the lushly crafted book by making sure the reader connects with Carver. This makes the complete reading one filled with fulfilment.
Word of warning: the style of these books, as crafted by Templesmith and Shy, is one of a different nature then regular mainstream comics, as this take on art feels more impressionistic in approach. Make sure you look up some pages, before making the purchase.
- Words: Ian Edginton
- Art: Christopher Shy
- Publisher: Titan Publishing
- Price: £14.99
- Hardback: 128pp
- Release Date: 5 February 2013