Dead Space

Dead Space

by Antony Johnston, Ben Templesmith
     
 

A distant human colony discover that they aren’t as alone as they first thought...

As the dead begin to rise as horrific monsters, can P-SEC Sgt. Abraham Neumann contain the threat? What role does the mysterious Church of Unitology have in all of this? And can any of them make it out alive...?See more details below

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A distant human colony discover that they aren’t as alone as they first thought...

As the dead begin to rise as horrific monsters, can P-SEC Sgt. Abraham Neumann contain the threat? What role does the mysterious Church of Unitology have in all of this? And can any of them make it out alive...?

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"Writer Antony Johnston fashions a tense, thought-provoking story laced with bucketfuls of gore. Artist Ben Templesmith’s style – scratchy and chaotic with an almost unfinished feel, the direct antithesis to the hyper-realistic style of many of his peers – has never been my favorite, but it absolutely works here, adding to the hectic pace of the story. Dead Space is a totally engaging off-world adventure, and an excellent introduction to the series as a whole." – FearNet

“I would highly recommend that any Dead Space or comic book fan pick up a copy.” – Examnier 
VOYA - Timothy Capehart
Sergeant Abraham "Bram" Neuman, an ex-cop currently serving as a security officer in the mining colony of Aegis VII, has had several life-altering run-ins with the Unitologist Church. He left his wife when she became fanatically devout and punched his Mars Police Force commanding officer to stop his proselytizing. When the miners discover a huge, twisted, stone artifact, Bram is headed for another run-in—the Church of Unitology is sure the artifact is a "Marker," proof of the extraterrestrial nature of god, and wants it at any cost. After the artifact's discovery, the miners begin having sleep problems that lead to murders and suicides—and worse. As the corpses of the dead begin mutating into deadly necromorphs, Bram makes a valiant attempt to save as many on the planet as possible. Johnston's six-issue comic book mini-series collected here is a parallel story to the animated movie Dead Space: Downfall, a prequel to the mature-rated EA videogame Dead Space. Templesmith, co-creator of 30 Days of Night (Idea and Design Works, 2003/VOYA August 2003) adds his usual dark, grisly, and yet somehow still beautiful art for a near-perfect package. A snicker-worthy error in the character biographies preceding the story—substituting "Scientology" for "Unitology"—should silence debate about whether the latter is a parody of the former. The language and gore make this title as adult as the game, but its teen players will eat it with a spoon. Reviewer: Timothy Capehart

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781165515
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
574,178
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.41(d)

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