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Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade: Volume 1

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  117 ratings  ·  12 reviews
In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, Mankind teeters upon the brink of extinction. The galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by ravening aliens and threatened from within by malevolent creatures and heretic rebels. Only the strength of the Immortal Emperor of Terra stands between Humanity and its annihilation. Foremost amongst servants of the Imp ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 20th 2007 by Boom Town
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Warhammer 40k: Damnation Crusade by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton.


Once again we return to the grim darkness of the far future, following in the footsteps of the illustrious Black Templars Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes.

The Story: The story follows several Space Marines of the Black Templars Chapter in their eternal crusade across the galaxy to purge the Imperium of the mutant, alien, and heretic. Three characters are the focus of the story: Sword Brethren Gerhart is an accom
In 2006, Boom Studios obtained from Games Workshop a license to create Warhammer comics. Previously the Black Library published its own comics and collections, so this was new and different. They decided to start w/ a series to introduce newer readers to the Warhammer 40k universe.

And what a magnificent introduction it is. This is the story of 3 space marines. The book opens and ends with the death of Brother Gerhardt, a Black Templar of the Adeptus Astartes. In addition to seeing how Gerhardt a
Dima Yakovenko

Потрясающая, идеальная работа, к которой хочется возвращаться еще и еще. Мрачная и великолепная история, при чтении которой, просто невозможно остановится. Сюжет не очень быстро разгоняется, но когда начинаются основные действия, когда тебя втягивают в эту войну, а герои становятся для тебя родными, тогда ты просто не хочешь что бы эта история заканчивалась, но все равно читаешь дальше, ведь ты просто обязан узнать, что ждет героев впереди. И в финале тебе просто выносят мозг, отправляя его в да
Really good artwork. All in all a good character introduction and a general intro to 40K/the Space marines.

The nonlinear storytelling gives it some charm but if you are a frequent black library/40K reader the story does not bring anything new. I guess it was supposed to be the basis of a longer series that unfortunately never got made as far as I know.
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
Now for the reviews... The first tale is called Damnation Crusade and is a tale of the Black Templars. There is an interlinked stories of a sword-bearer Gerhart as he batle throught several warzones. Their brethern think he has some flaws that are considered a sin in the Black Templars Chapter. The second tale is of Tankred a dreadnought who battles in the name of the emperor. The third tale is a of a recruit called Raclaw as he fights is kinsman to become a neophyte (a space marine student (?). ...more
Ding Ong
This was the first Warhammer40k comic that i have read. From then on i was hooked to the universe of Warhammer40k and the Black Templars became the chapter of my choice. This comic follows the life of a Black Templar Dreadnought Tankred, who even in serves even in death. A very interesting and well drawn comic, worth reading and re-reading again. Dan Abnett being the author for this comic was like a bonus as once again he uses his 'multiple storylines converging' style while really fitted this c ...more
Emre Ergin
Hikâye gaz ama akılda kalıcı değil, çizimler çizgiroman için uygun değil. Yine de GW'nin kendi eliyle bastırmadığı ilk WH40k çizgiromanı. Belki daha iyilerine vesile olur. Bu arada bu vol1 128 sayfalık olduğuna göre sanırım aslında benim okuduklarımın hepsine denk geliyor, emin olamadım.
This was the first Warhammer 40k graphic novel I read and loved it. The way the different threads of the storyline came together at the end was simple genius.
high three. i'll just give this a four cause for me it is the best introduction to the warhammer 40k universe without it reading like an info dump.
Jan 14, 2008 Troy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 40K fanatics, Dan Abnett completists
Shelves: graphic-novels
I was disappointed in this title. It has a neat premise with the twist at the end but there just isn't enough story and plot leading up to it.
Great art, but even though it came together in the end it was hard to follow. Much better the second time through.
Randy Lander
I actually read this as part of the Warhammer Only War Omnibus, but that's not in the Goodreads files as of yet.
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