If you’re a fan of survival-horror, and are looking forward to Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us, then check out the comic-exclusive prequel printed by Dark Horse comics. The first issue, American Dreams #1, is out now. The story is written as a collaboration between Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks.
The story is set before the events in the game, and focuses on Ellie as she gets her first taste of the real world after the epidemic outbreak. Ellie is a new member of a military boarding school and can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. The comic really draws you in and gives good insight to what Ellie’s character is like. So far, she seems like a pretty tough chick!
The art for the comic is done by Rachelle Rosenberg, who has also done art for the Astonishing X-Men series. It’s a great art style that is rough around the edges and has excellent color work for this dark-themed comic – and wonderful eye-expressions! I even had to show off the art to my boyfriend while I was reading it, so good on her!
This series seems to be headed in a good direction, and I can’t wait for the next issue! Head to your local comic store to pick up your copy today!
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]