Dead Space: Liberation, by Christopher Shy

Dead Space Liberation, by Christopher Shy book coverGenre: Horror
Publisher: Titan Books
Published: 2013
Reviewer Rating: three and a half stars
Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths

Dead Space, Liberation is the third graphic novel in the Dead Space series. Titan Books has taken the Dead Space video game and made it into an impressive graphic novel. Again, the artwork of this graphic novel is mind grabbing as much as it is disturbing and a very powerful feast for the eyes.

The horror of the murderous corpses continues to mutate as it spreads across the universe and devours all in its path. In this novel, a lone survivor teams up with a ship crew and tries to fight back and survive the monsters crafted from human flesh.

The character development was better in this novel and I felt for the main character and wanted him to somehow see things through, but like the other Dead Space novels, it is a slaughter.

I found parts of this hard to read, but the font was bigger than the last novel. After reading third of these, it would have been nice to see more plot twists. Perhaps origins or explanations could have been introduced. Instead we meet some people and then see them all get killed. There is a terror in never knowing what you really face or why the horror is happening to you, but there is also the danger of repetition.

If you liked the first two novels, get this one as well. This is good stuff, but I do not think I would pay for another one.

Michael D. Griffiths

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