Friday, 4 November 2011

Rage: After the Impact

Not really into games but just love reading graphic novels of the post-apocalyptic kind. Presenting Rage: After The Impact - Andrea Mutti, Arvid Nelson, Pierluigi Baldassini, Michael Atiyeh.

Here is the summary of the book:

In the tradition of Dark Horse''s acclaimed Mass Effect comics comes this essential introduction to Rage, the hotly anticipated game from id Software! Earth has been devastated by an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving under the rule of a military dictatorship. But when a scientist studying those mutated by the disaster discovers that the story the new leaders are telling isn''t true, she has no choice but to fight back.

So this graphic novel is in fact an introduction for id's post-apocalyptic game RAGE. The story follows Dr. Elizabeth Cadence as she finds out that after millions of years after the meteor Apophis (if i'm not wrong but wasn't Apophis the giant serpent from the Egyptian Myths?) crashed with Earth destroying millions and millions of life on Earth. Dr. Cadence wakes up alone in her cryo-ark - no husband - no son. What had happened to them while she slept?

But something is amiss, the world which Cadence wakes up to has a bad case of dystopia and of a post apocalyptic scenario. The military or "the Authority" as we see here is clearly controlling the events. A Colonel Jesse Casey has been forcing the good doctor since he found her to work on controlling monsters who've mutated from a substance called feltrite brought by the asteroid that almost destroyed the Earth. Can Cadence realize what is going around here and find a way to escape.....that remains to be seen.

The Authors have done an amazing job on this graphic novel and as I have mentioned I am not a great fan of games (as in once in a while is fine by me) but post-apocalyptic scenarios have their own flavors and so every block through these pages show....there is a clear sense of the feel of haunted all through it particularly the dark shadows which accentuates it.

"Rage: After the Impact is a definite hit in my books"

Genre :      Graphic Novel, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopia

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Courtesy of : Publisher and netgalley

Rate:              4/5 (Really liked it)


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