Dead Space

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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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Overview

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: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 491,587
  • Product dimensions: 6.66 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Posted September 11, 2010

    subject matter + Templesmith = uncanny and quite chilling.

    I love Dead Space and suffice it to say I'm kind of Fanboy for everything Dead Space--not just the game. So, I picked this up with tons of excitement.

    Off the bat I was more or less not impressed by Templesmith's art--he's been doing a lot of work and I assume there are many out there who are in love with it, but I feel very much like it's rough and, I don't know, "not good?"

    So anyway, I read the first two pages of character bios and was feeling like I'd REALLY made a mistake picking up this book due to the horrendous error that makes the book kind of laughable--which is a bad quality for the horror genre. (The error itself had already been mentioned in the reviews above so I won't get into it)

    So at this point I was hating on the art, the writer and damning the editor for making me squirm with painful embarrassment.

    To make a long story just a little shorter. I kept reading, I got more enthralled in what was happening in the book and sans the other three errors in the text I managed to find the story pretty captivating. But beyond that, beyond just the story, I found that once things started heating up Templesmith's contribution to this text was stunningly apropos. His art style, around chapter...3? Chapter...4 maybe? had really started to fit--it's truly uncanny.

    Bottom Line:

    I highly recommend you spend the (<) 15 dollars on this book (especially if you're a fan of the video game). The story's good enough to pass and it's worth the money just to experience that shift--just to experience how amazingly uncanny Templesmith's art style fits the subject matter.

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  • Posted January 14, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    The story begins

    The comic follows a colony that discovers a "marker" that might be conected to a religion, then the bad stuff happens. The art work is different, I want to say "sketchy", but that is a good thing (same art as in the 30 Days of Night comic). It adds a tone and unique view for a horror comic. Light enough not to overwhelm the eye, but detailed enough to make things look different. It's a good read for horror with story. As for sequels, it is two. The comic begins the events from the planet to Ishimura (the ship), the cartoon (haven't seen)"Dead Space: Downfall" tells what happens from Ishimura to the workman shuddle, and the PS3/xbox360 game (Highly recommend in a dark room with suround sound) "Dead Space" covers and completes the story.<BR/> If you can, you can go to PSN (Play Station Network) or check the web for the anicomic (the comic with minor movement, pan/scans, and voice acting). It really is worth checking out, and its free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2008

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    Sequels Please

    WOW. This book is AMAZING. The story was great, the art was excellent, the story was phenomenal. Ben TempleSmith really did it this time. So did Anthony Johnston on the story. You owe it to yourself to get this book. But you might have to get it online since I dont think it's available in any book stores in the U.S. AT THE TIME. It's only not bad but not good thing was that it was a little on the short side if you know what I mean. It was still a great read dont get me wrong, but personally I think something this great should've been a little longer. If you get this book I hope you like it and I hope it scares the guts out of you. Just like the headline, SEQUELS PLEASE!!!!!!!

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    Posted October 1, 2010

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