THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS Based on the bestselling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series introduces spaceship captain Honor Harrington on the eve of her execution From prison, Honor relays her epic adventures, starting with a command outpost to a hellish backwater star system that ends up being the linchpin of an interstellar crisis that will bring war to her home planet This series is part of a new multi platform story world that includes a mobile game app to be released with the first issue and a feature film currently in development....
|Title||:||Tales of Honor #1|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Image Top Cow 5 M rz 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||292 Pages|
|File Size||:||975 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Tales of Honor #1 Reviews
Was soll das ? Die ersten Auswüchse die Harrington Saga auszuschlachten ist hier erhältlich. Die Illustrationen stimmen nicht einemal ansatzweise mit den Bildern in den Büchern überein. Die Storyline hat eine offensichtlich Gras rauchender Schreiberling zusammengewürfelt, da stimmt rein gar nichts überein. Dieser Comic ist pure Abzocke und eine Beleidigung für Harrington Fans.
I am a huge Honor Harrington Fan, and wish there had been more to this graphic novel. I realize that, as with movies, someone else's vision of people and places will not be the same as mine, however I am bitterly disappointed with the image of Nimitz. It bears no resemblance to the cover art from any of the books, and, in fact is hideous! The books always described tree cats as being almost cute, disarmingly so, hiding the fact that they are intelligent and can kill. No one would think that the creature in this novel was anything other than a vicious killer!I will wait for the next installment and reserve judgement for now, but may end up preferring the original books and my own imagination.
I was a little disappointed that David Weber allowed the artist and writer to stray so far from his technical vision. The ships lack the "hammerhead" ends that were a major design characteristic of Weber's ships. The version of Nimitz in the book would never be able to ride upon his person's shoulder and is not shown doing so. He was also described as a lovable (albeit dangerous) fur ball, this one looks like a hairless menace and is anything but lovable. I know that this book is aimed at a wide audience and so certain concessions must be made but Honor was nude when attacked at the academy and when being held in the cell on Ransom's ship. Small things but important to true fans of the Honorverse.
So apparently this only renders in the most recent kindle updates, I guess I will have more to say after I finally break down and buy a new Ipad as mine is to old for the current kindle release. Sad that for no other reason than being 4 years old it is obsolete. I've been a reader for many years of the novels, and I believe they will need to get Nimitz right. I tracked down some photos from the comic at least on that. If it's as described by other readers, then I imagine honors father and many others would have shot them on site rather than allow their children to keep them as "pets" though we know the bond is deeper than that. If that fails then suspension of disbelief will break at some point and a lot of people will turn away before it gets started. I really can't see Honor keeping something that looks like what is drawn here, and I can easily imagine politics driving the Manticoran Navy to ban anyone that is paired with a treecat. It most certainly would not be allowed into the presence of a foreign head of state. Can you imagine someone taking a bobcat or a leopard on a diplomatic visit. "Leave the cats outside please" Try again with that, and fix it quickly before you mess up a group of new readers with an expectation that defies common sense, they won't be the ones paying to take the whole family to see it on the big screen and few believe this isn't part of the profit machine.
OK, some of the bad. I'm not favorably impressed with the rendition of Nimitz. That kat looks to be closer to 40 kilos rather than 20, and I have reservations that any Grayson father would allow his children to play with him. I'll grant the possibility that what we are seeing is the mental image of him related to the situation that Honor is going through in the format of this graphic novelization, however I don't get the feeling that's what happened.I'm also not satisfied with the uniforms. Perhaps I'm adversely affected by the experience of seeing people in what is accepted in the fan community as RCN uniforms, and the uniforms presented in the covers of the books, but there are characteristics of the uniforms as shown that don't fit the descriptions from the novels either.All of that said, I realize that this presentation is not aimed at the already die hard fan of the series. From the perspective of the story being presented, I do like the format, and how true to the original story the presentation follows. My impression is that if this is a monthly or every other month publication, that the timeline of the story will play out nicely over the 6 years that the format suggests. Only time will tell whether we see a growth in the community as a result, but I do think that it stands a good chance.
I'm really torn. The artwork is great and the adaptation of the book into something that will work for a comic is great! The way that Nimitz is drawn really sucks. It's not even close to the descriptions from the books. There are a couple of other technical issues about the uniforms and ship design but I can overlook those and get caught up in the story as they are just "technical" issues. I just can't overlook the design flaws with Nimitz. The descriptions of Nimitz in the books incorporates their harmless, cute looks to drive the story in to many places. One that pops to mind is the encounter with the pirates. If I was one of the pirates I would have shot the Nimitz from the comic on sight! His looks really needs to be fixed to have the stories flow the way they were written unless you want to take the comics in a whole different direction.