Well, I guess I jumped the gun in my last review. I thought this was just the second part of the Dishonored: The Peeress and the Price but it’s actually the entire collection! Silly me should have looked over both issues before I made my bold proclamation that I’d be reviewing the second issue next. Ah, well. The show must go on, right? And I guess I’m technically reviewing the second issue at the end of the day. So let’s jump into the middle of this awesome story, released by Titan Comics on February 20, 2018.
Since I already reviewed the first chapter in my last review, I’m going to just start with chapter two. I suppose I should give a quick recap, though.
In chapter one, Emily and her father Corvo are confronted by Archibald Wainwright who is trying to lead a revolution against the monarchy. While they’re speaking, a messenger brings news of a mysterious gang of rat-faced men who are attacking the crews rebuilding the city of Dunwall. The gang is led by a strange woman who kidnaps Archibald with intents to use him for her own purposes.
Okay, so that brings us up to speed and ready for the next part!
Corvo is injured in an explosion and incapacitated in the hospital. Emily goes on her own to confront the mysterious woman, walking straight into an obvious trap.
Unfortunately, I have to leave this story line here. I mean, after all, I don’t want to give away any spoilers! If I say too much more, I’ll be doing just that. Suffice to say, it’s a pretty gripping story and Michael Moreci has done a great job at adapting the game’s premise in this work.
As in the first issue, Andrea Olimpieri’s artwork in Dishonored Vol. 2: The Peeress and the Price is stunning. Her fantastic artwork, along with Mattia Iacono’s beautiful coloring, continues throughout the entire thing. One thing I really liked in this collection issue, though, was the title pages and artwork that announced the start of a chapter. The art style fits in so well with the Dishonored series.
Oh, and then there’s the “sneak peek” showing the making of the Dishonored comic at the end. I loved the behind the scenes look at how the artwork is drawn, how the story is scripted, etc.! It was great to see the thought process that goes into planning panel layout in order to draw the reader’s eye through the story.
I have loved the Dishonored franchise ever since it was first released. It’s been a while since I’ve played the game so it was great to be thrown back in the middle of Dunwall’s intrigues once again. Dishonored Vol. 2: The Peeress and the Price is a fun, exciting read. So seriously…get to it, folks! Especially if you’re a fan of the games, I promise you won’t regret it.
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Andrea Olimpieri
Colorist: Mattia Iacono
Lettering: Jim Campbell
Source – Titan Comics
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