Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Review: Tales Of Honor #1
The blurb makes sense: “The Sci-Fi sensation series Honor Harrington gets its debut in the comic world on March 5th, 2014 with the release of Tales of Honor! Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins translates the novels to the world of visual storytelling with the help of artist Jung-Geun Yoon. If you’re not familiar with the series, read on to find out what all the buzz is about!
Based on the best-selling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series introduces spaceship captain Honor Harrington on the eve of her execution. From prison, Honor relays her epic adventures, starting with a command outpost to a hellish backwater star system that ends up being the lynchpin of an interstellar crisis that will bring war to her home planet. This series is part of a new multi-platform story world that includes a mobile game app to be released with the first issue and a feature film currently in development.”
Although I am completely unaware of David Weber and his immense series of SciFi books and games (and although this new Top Cow series’ hype completely passed me by, even though I do try to follow Matt Hawkins’ adventures in comics!) I was sucked into the story of this strong female protagonist in this new SciFi universe most likely due to an incredibly deep well of source material. It is obvious that a 36-page introductary issue is off the essence, because it is filled to the brim with that source material.
A strong female lead, a symbiotic empathic connection with her pet treecat, handling pretend-rapists with care, overcoming odds despite dumb bureaucrats, trying to survive female bad guys, immense battles in space, this comic has it all.
Due to this massive debut the story of Honor makes all characters as well as the universe they reside in three-dimensional and in focus, helped greatly by the digital artwork of Jung-Geung Yoon, which makes sense and creates depth in the action-filled space sequences as well as the up-close-and-personal moments. Matt Hawkins sure made this issue be worthwhile and a must-read for science fiction fans, who would like to take a step deeper then just watching the Ender’s Game movie!
Also check out the MiniSite for more information: http://tales-of-honor.com/honor-harrington