Story By: Gordon Rennie
Art By: Andrea Olimpieri
Release Date: August 3rd
The City of Dunwall is the center piece of Dishonored #1. Dunwall also happens to be home to nefarious contraband dealers. As rich and as powerful as the empire is, you’ll still have the riff-riff making a ruckus. Luckily like in most fiction we have someone who has taken it upon themselves to clean up.
I haven’t played the video game by Bethesda. Although I fancied the look of it, and its on the back log of games I need to play still. Alternate time lines and histories get my nerd juices flowing. Dishonored #1 sets up a world I want to explore.
When I read new books, especially in settings that I’m unfamiliar with, it takes me a few times to re-read the pages. I’m a slow reader by default so it takes me a little bit to get the gist of it. I appreciate the notes on times, dates, and general background information peppered through the beginning pages of Dishonored #1.
Gordon Rennie takes your hand, and walks you right the pages. His dialogues are easy to follow but not dumbed down. The story feels light yet ambitious, giving you a fun story to read. Corvo Attano, the protagonist is interesting. I like that he trying to find an apprentice. Growing up I’ve heard the phrase “Every Timothy needs a Paul, and a Paul needs a Timothy.” This pretty much explains the next era of his job as protector of the crown.
Titan always has a great amount of talent on deck. Andrea Olimpieri has a great eye for action, and panel work. Reading the book, I took the time to go back and look how he arranged action sequences, it was really well done. The other thing I dug was when Corvo wore the mask, and you’d see him in the background stalking the next bad guy.
All around great book. If your looking to take the leap into comics, take a chance with Dishonored #1. If your looking for other Titan Comic reviews check out my other reviews here.
All around great book. If your looking to take the leap into comics, take a chance with Dishonored #1.