Mirrors Edge: Exordium #1

Writer: Christofer Emgard Artist: Mattias Haggstrom, Robert Sammelin Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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Prequel to the upcoming video game

Leading up to the events of the highly anticipated new Mirror’s Edge game comes an exhilarating comic prequel that delves into the story of Faith, one of the most celebrated heroines in video games! Dare to enter the fast-paced, high-stakes world of life on the mirror’s edge!

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Sep 10, 2015

    Mirror's Edge: Exordium #1is an interesting start to the series complete with entertaining action and an intriguing story line. As soon as the issue starts things are off to a blistering pace setting the tone quickly, and following up with enjoyable character introductions. Those who are unfamiliar with the game will only have a slight problem understanding a couple of things but not followingthe overall story. And even though a brief moment could've been taken to elaborate on certain terms the context definitely helps in figuring it out. So after the first visit back to this world I can't wait to see what's in store for Faith next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Sep 9, 2015

    Mirror's Edge: Exordium #1 is an easy comic to grade because it does exactly what it needs and just a bit more. The creative team held my attention from start to finish with a prequel that understands its path. So by all means go out and grab a copy, you deserve it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - KennyCoburn Sep 8, 2015

    Overall, Mirror's Edge Exordium #1 is a very strong first issue that builds a deep and interesting world with countless and exciting opportunities for Faith's journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 14, 2015

    This is a pretty simple first issue, so I’m hoping things pick up in future issues. This is a definite must-read if you’re planning to game on Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 9, 2015

    Anytime a comic that's based on a video game makes you want to play the game, I say that it was successful in what it set out to do. I seriously want to re-play the first game after this issue and will be desperately waiting for the new game. In the meantime, Mirror's Edge: Exordium is actually a good adapationof the game and expands on the world that very few video game comics have before. It's why I generally trust Dark Horse's video game adaptations, because they're usually very successful at figuring out what the fans actually want to read. If you enjoyed Mirror's Edge, the game then you'll enjoy this prequel to the world that might help tide you over until February. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Jake Lee Sep 12, 2015

    Being the first of a six-issue series, MIRROR'S EDGE: EXORDIUM #1 is just the start to an all-new chapter in what is shaping up to be an exciting franchise resurgence. I find myself excited to return to the City of Glass next month and learn more Faith and her companions"and also her rivals"and strongly encourage both video game and comic book fans alike to do so as well. Even if it does have EA's name stamped on it. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2015

    Mirror's Edge fans looking for something to pass the time until Catalyst's release could do far worse than this prequel comic. Exordium #1 offers a clean gateway into this free-running-driven sci-fi universe and an engaging portrayal of Faith. The visuals don't quite channel the unique vibe of the source material, unfortunately, but Exordium is far from the worst-looking video game comic ever published. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 11, 2015

    The biggest problem with Mirror's Edge Exordium is its technical flubs. There's too much telling and not enough showing, we're told the government is evil and the people are sheep but we never see any real evidence of that. Additionally we're never even told what Faith's resistance is actually doing and there are a lot of terms like Beatlinked that really should've been explained. Still Mirror's Edge Exordium is a strong first step and it's clear the creators want this story to be more about emotional stakes than end of the world nonsense. It's worth checking out, especially if, like me, you enjoyed the game but always felt it was more of a rough draft than a polished finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 9, 2015

    And those trappings are some of the hardest things to bring from one medium to another. The appeal of the games is the mixture of puzzles and movement/action as the characters move across the rooftops and other areas. We get a minor race challenge here about midway through and that shows how it can be done, though it's not something that really conveys the same feeling. It's a linear and straightforward piece that doesnt' draw you into the movement simply because it can't like the game does or a movie could. So the focus and strength has to be elsewhere. This installment tries to lay the foundations of the area and it succeeds in a light way, which allows the character side to move forward. There's not a lot of strength or uniqueness here but it sets the right notes and plays them well enough. I'm admittedly curious to see if it can be taken up a notch or two into something more or if this is pretty much going to coast from here. But it does have me curious. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zac Kandell Sep 13, 2015

    I'm not sure that this is a comic that I would recommend, but there are some good things going for it. Despite a mostly forgettable story, the art does a lot to help redeem it. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 10, 2015

    Mirrors Edge: Exordium is, to be blunt, not worth your time. There are examples of video game comics being donewell, but this is not one of them. Its boring, uninspired and doesnt feel like it has enough story to cover one issue let alone a six issue mini-series. Skip it, go play the game instead. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Sep 10, 2015

    It's startling that at its core Mirrors Edge has a strong concept and a fantastic design ethic but can't seem to make it in any medium. Maybe they should try a pop up book next. Read Full Review

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