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Comics writer Ian Edgington ("Aliens," "Terminator" at Dark Horse") teamed up with illustrator and concept artist Christopher Shy to give readers some background on "Dead Space 3" co-op character John Carver in a dark--murky, even--tale of fear and redemption on the edge of known space. Unfortunately, with "Dead Space: Liberation," what could have been a interesting introduction to this new character in Visceral Games' universe instead suffers from and overly-stylized look hampered by a fairly rote plot.

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Studio Ronin artist Christopher Shy ("Soul Stealer") had to work to figure out the right look for "Dead Space" character John Carver. Translating Visceral Games' world into comics was a challenge for the artist who worked with writer Ian Edginton to bridge the stories between "Dead Space 2" and the upcoming "Dead Space 3" in the February 5 release, "Dead Space: Liberation" from Titan Books.

From the official synopsis:

Following the events of the smash video game hit Dead Space 2, we follow Earthgov Sergeant John Carver whose wife and son are attacked by fanatics trying to liberate the Marker site where she works. Racing to solve the clues his wife left behind, Carver teams up with Ellie Langford, survivor of an earlier Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl, and EarthGov Captain Robert Norton. Together they unlock deep secrets about the Markers in an epic adventure that will determine the fate of mankind.

Titan Books provided us with a sneak peek of "Liberation" and Shy offered his commentary on the pages. Find out more about the artist's process in bringing the horror of "Dead Space" to life on the page.

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