Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Life Is Strange #1

   Here's a comic that manages to live up to its title: Life Is Strange.

    It's a sequel to Square Enix’s critically-acclaimed videogame, and brings back Max and Chloe from the first game. 

   Max is a young woman with strange powers, as she's able to jump through time and change events from the recent past.

   In the game, she was forced to make a heart-breaking decision, and now she's living with the effects from her choice - and her friend Chloe may also be paying a price.

   The story is written by Emma Vieceli, with art by Claudia Leonardi, and it's impressive work, loaded with great character designs and well-developed environments.

   The comic almost reads like a YA novel, focused mostly on the relationships between the two main characters and their group of friends - but there's a lot more going on here.

   I haven't played the game, but so far, I'm enjoying the comic. Recommended!

Grade: A-



Hoy Murphy said...

I played and enjoyed the game.The terrible decision required at its end left if open to "what happened next?" speculations, and this is a really good start. Titan is doing some really good comics, and this is one of them. I'm glad that you are able to pick up on the story even without having played the game.


Chuck said...

Thanks, Hoy! Sounds like I need to track down the game!