Coming into the final series in a trilogy of Dragon Age comic series, Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #2 was just released this week. As you know, Dragon Age was one of my favorite video games, and the first Dragon Age series is what launched me back into my love of comics. I’ve been following them ever since, with the awesome Dragon Age: The Silent Grove and Dragon Age: Those Who Speak, with the story arc leading up to this final series.
To catch you up (you can also check out this handy guide I made), Alistair is on the hunt for his father, the missing King Maric. At his side are Isabela and Varric, two rogues who should really know better by now.
As anyone could guess from the title, this issue has Varric enter The Fade, a place I SINCERELY hated in the two Dragon Age games. What I loved, however, was how the Fade storyline was just like it is in the game. I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t played, but basically the actions in the comic reflect the actions you would take in the game. It’s probably due to the awesomeness of having a story developed by David Gaider, lead writer for the Dragon Age game and books (which I also love).
As for the art, Isabela looks MUCH better in Until We Sleep than she did in Those Who Speak. I don’t know what was going on with her face in that last series, but it was not good.
Be sure to pick this one up, and while you’re at it you should also grab the previous few! If cash is an issue, check out the digital store, where you can usually get comics for a little cheaper.
“Enter the Fade, where the life you always imagined is yours—as long as you never wake up!
Dwarven rogue Varric Tethras travels through the realm of magic and fantasy rescuing his companions from the dreams—and nightmares—that have imprisoned their minds. Will our heroes remember the truth in time to stop the most evil of mages from making his dream a reality?”
The best part about the plot to this series is the knowledge that it can be considered canon, since David Gaider created the story. Alexander Freed does a great job with the dialogue as well, showing off the feisty and funny banter of these three jerks.
Writers: Alexander Freed, David Gaider
Artist: Chad Hardin
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Anthony Palumbo
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]