Hellgate: London #1
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Hellgate: London #1

Writer: Ian Edington Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Nov 23, 2006

    I couldnt help but think they werent taking any chances when they decided to put out a Hellgate comic. Its definitely not terrible; its rather good, in fact. But there is little to make the story stand out too much from everything else out there. Keep in mind that the team on this book have to follow whatever story and details established by the upcoming Hellgate: London videogame (I assume), so they shouldnt be held accountable for anything that seems too overdone in past works, in various mediums. I mean, the plot is simple: Demons come to Earth; Demons wreck awful destruction; Mankinds valiant and faith/magic-driven chosen few go on expedition to save the world; Violence and ass-handing ensues; I hope you like first-person shooters. Thats it in a nutshell. Now, dont get me wrong, I fully intend to play this game, and I think Edginton and Co. did a great job of adapting said game into a decent comic. Hellgate: London #1 is a fast-paced and fun set-up of an issue; lets Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 4, 2006

    Brian Michael Bendis is a clever writer when it comes to super-heroes. His dialogue is snappy and entertaining. He brings some credibility and tension to what could have ended up as typical super-hero action. And he handles this huge cast of characters quite well, introducing the players fairly clearly while still reinforcing the confusion that results in a customary battle among heroes. But Bendis isn't so clever a super-hero writer to hide the fact that nothing happens in this issue but an extended fight scene. At first, I was impressed with the notion that beings from another dimension would speak another language or at least could not be comprehended due to some sci-fi, quantum-physics divide. But the language barrier turns out to be fleeting, a means to keep the players scrapping. Land handles the choreography of the over-the-top genre action quite well, given the number of characters punching, kicking, blasting and contorting around and at one another. In the end, the story is sh Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Dec 1, 2006

    Even though (with the current PC configuration) I wont be able to play the video game, as a comic Hellgate: London looks to be an interesting enough read, even if it isnt big on originality. Then again, it is a video game comic and as such holds itself up just fine. Read Full Review

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