Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ARC Review of Prototype 2 by Dan Jolley

Prototype 2
By: Dan Jolley, Paco Diaz, and Chris Staggs
Review by: Kaede

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 80
Rating: ★★★/ It was decent.
Source: ARC via Netgalley

Return to the virus-infected Manhattan of Prototype in this new graphic novel bridging the blockbuster game with its highly anticipated sequel Written by Prototype 2 game and comics scribe Dan Jolley (JSA: The Liberty File, Firestorm, BloodHound), this volume includes three original stories, previously only available digitally, enriching the stories of the central characters of Prototype 2 and revealing secrets of the devastated NYZ

"I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be human."

When requesting Prototype 2 off NetGalley, I admit I knew nothing of it. All I wanted was a good graphic novel, a easy read. However, Prototype 2 was everything but. Set right after a virus breakout, Prototype 2 is divided into three parts: The Anchor, The Survivors and The Labyrinth. Everything is fine, except for a few over the top expressions and extremely small text that hurts my poor eyes.

Prototype 2 is based off the video game, so for readers who are unfamiliar with the game adaptation or haven't at least read the first Prototype comic and enjoyed it, I don't think you'll get much from this edition. But, the art and the whole "you-better-run-or-those-creepy-red-things-will-eat-you" Prototype 2 had going on was pretty badass.



Review also found at: Goodreads

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