Welcome back, ladies and gents! I’ll be continuing Corvo’s saga in Titan Comics’ Dishonored: The Wyrmwood Deceit, released on September 7, 2016. Like I mentioned in my review of Issue #1, this is an older series but it’s still a lot of fun. So, let’s jump in and follow Corvo on his mission!
The story opens with a flashback from Corvo’s past in Serkonos—a glimpse at his sister Beatrici’s disappearance. Next, Corvo and Watch Officer Cottings head out on two different leads, one regarding the identity of the boy and the other about who is smuggling weapons in to Dunwall. Both find themselves in a spot of trouble as a result.
Ultimately, the clues seem to lead to one conclusion—this isn’t your normal criminal operation. So who’s behind it?
Artwork & Layout
This might be a minor thing but one aspect of the layout in this issue of Dishonored that I really appreciated was the difference in internal dialogue word balloons between Corvo and Cottings. The story kept switching between what was happening with Corvo and what Cottings was doing. Sometimes, the switch was happening every other panel. The action moves pretty quickly and the colored backgrounds in those word balloons were a great visual cue that immediately let me know who was telling the story at this point.
Now, I’ll say this again (I’ve said it in several other reviews) but I love the Dishonored franchise. Corvo is a great character but something keeps bugging me about the story in the Wyrmwood Deceit. He’s not a young man—his daughter Emily is at least 24 years old and I’d place Corvo somewhere in his forties. His sister appears to have disappeared when Corvo was just 10 years old or so himself yet the boy he’s chasing can’t be older than 12 years old. Would his older sister have a child that young after 30 years?
I mean, I suppose it’s possible. It just struck me as a strange time line. Granted, this is only issue #2 so there’s quite a bit more story to be told. I guess we’ll see in the next issue!
Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Andrea Olimpieri
Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo
Lettering: Rob Steen
Editor: Tom Williams
Source – Titan Comics