Splinter Cell: Echoes #1

Splinter Cell: Echoes #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Marc Laming Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Sam Fisher, once a Splinter Cell--a clandestine operative operating in the shadows of the NSA--is now retired. His enemies, however, are not. Haunted by dreams and memories of his past, he struggles to put his life back together. But when a mysterious terrorist organization called KROWE begins pursuing targets around the globe, Sam's expertise is needed to uncover their endgame and stop them before the deadly plot unfolds.

"Echoes" takes place between the events of Splinter Cell Conviction and Splinter Cell Blacklist. The series bridges the gap between the two games with a realistic, original story that sets the tone for the opening events in Splinter Cell Blacklist!

From Nathan Edmondson, the acclaimed writer of ULTIMATE IRON MAN, WHO IS JAKE ELLIS and THE ACTI- VITY and Marc Laming, artist behind EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE RINSE, THE ACTIVITY and Dynamite's own KINGS WATCH comes a story of the Sam Fisher you only thought you knew.

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 1, 2014

    As a Splinter Cell enthusiast, I found a lot to like in this book " the story is well paced, Sams personality is nicely captured (his dialogue even plays in Michael Ironsides voice, such is the appropriately gritty edge), and the art gets the job done, much like our hero. Given how often video games struggle to adapt to other mediums of story-telling, this book is something of a welcome surprise, and Im looking forward to seeing where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 1, 2014

    Splinter Cell: Echoes gets off to a decent start and fans of the hit video game franchise are sure to love this. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jul 2, 2014

    This is a story designed to bridge the gap between two games, but Edmondson's style with military and Special Forces stories like this make it push against the expected boundaries. It gets going like most of these things do, but it looks like we're in for a treat from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 3, 2014

    While "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Echoes" #1 sets out to continue the multimedia expansion of Tom Clancy's creations, this comic book stands fairly well on its own. However, some of the characters lack definition. Edmondson is crafty enough to keep the story moving along, stopping just short of promising readers more about the background of these characters later on. The creators choose to tell the story rather than expound on characters and history, which makes this an energetic read. As licensed properties go, "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Echoes" #1 appears to have afforded the creative team a modicum of latitude, which they have happily utilized. Edmondson and Laming make a nice pair for action thriller comics and I'm keen to see where "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Echoes" leads. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Jul 1, 2014

    Maybe Splinter Cell: Echoes just isnt for me. In my opinion, given Edmondsons track record and the beauty of the art in the opening pages, this issue had a lot of potential it didnt quite fulfill by books end. Perhaps the series will get better given a couple issues, but at this point, I feel no real need to see what happens to the characters. If it doesnt take a lot for you to invest in character in plot, picking this up may not be a bad idea, especially for fans of the franchise. But for those who are less familiar with the character and Splinter Cell universe, it may be best to stay unfamiliar. 6.5 out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 1, 2014

    All speculation and more interesting ideas aside is Splinter Cell Echoes good; short answer- kind of. It's not terrible, there is the semblance of character arc and story albeit a very diet version of both, the conspiracy is generally workable stuff on the level of other Tom Clancy works, and if you're just going into this looking for some decent Splinter Cell material to pass the time you won't be disappointed. But if you're looking for something with a greater degree of originality or creativity or depth you aren't going to find it here, I know those things are generally allowed to be sacrificed when it comes to the games because they're still fun to play and the point is to immerse you in the universe of a trashy paperback spy novel you bought at the airport to read on your long plane ride but with the actual gameplay element taken out there is a serious missing piece to Splinter Cell Echoes, pick it up if you're not looking for much. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 11, 2014

    I've played practically all of the Splinter Cell games and the one two back wasn't half bad, but I never play for the story. The story is shit and it continues to be shit here. What's worse is that they're holding it to the standard of other Tom Clancy franchises when this one wasn't created by Clancy, but rather the writer of the original game. Why it's still being held to that standard and now just being allowed to run on its own is beyond me. It might do it some good to become its own franchise, especially when it's viewed that way by everyone else. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 1, 2014

    If you're a fan of the games you might enjoy this. The visuals are good, but this opening issue's story is so poor I won't be returning. Read Full Review

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