Wednesday, May 28, 2014

First Issue Bust?: Tales of Honor # 1

        Tales of Honor is the first comic book series to be set in David Weber's Honor Harrington series. The first issue begins with where the book series began with "On Basilisk Station". As such I will look at the plot, the artwork along with the plus and minuses of the issue and how I rate it.

       Jumping into the plot this issue begins in the future helping to set up how Honor came to be the Captain and Women she is. Now firmly in the past most of this issue is dedicated to Honor getting command of H.M.S Fearless and with how she is forced to Basilisk Station. Once stationed due to past history and the station being seen as exile the station "CO"Lord Pavel Young informs he is leaving on his ship due to repairs ending the first flashback. The comic ends on a rather displeasing note in the future as Honor is tortured.
        With the plot out of the way it is time to turn to the artwork. Over all this issue has nice looking artwork. The military ships looks very nice and so do the weapons that people use. However, while most of the people look goo and real looking the character of Honor has some problems. While they get her great height right the artist makes her Breast Size far too big in the comic compared to how she is penned in the book series. Her treecat is not how I thought Nimitz would look but artist licence is allowed so it is minor in the end.
          Now with the big parts out of the way it is time to turn to the plus and minuses.


-The Intro by David Weber is a nice thing to first read before going into the issue along with the star map of the local area.
- At the end of the issue their is some great artwork ideas on how they planned people and ships to look.


-Being a big fan of the series it really feels and is telling of things passed over in this issue to speed things up making this series a bit more for non fans.
- As stated the look of Honor does not match and the comic book bustyness is annoying.

      In conculsion this first issue is quite fun and shows the great Honor Harrington series in a new format. The plot follows along well to the first few chapters of the book. However, due to the nature of the series it is not quite welcoming to new fans and is much more for of the series.

Final Rating is B-

Not a bust but really for fans of the series or Science Fiction in general    

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