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Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade: Volume 1

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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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Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Warhammer however there are NO women! Which makes it a little hard to take seriously! One of these days I'd love to read all the Warhammer books and write a feminist Warhammer novel. Cause it really is a very interesting setting. I found a cheap copy of this in French in the Quintos basement. It was a good read in French, and not too difficult. I was pleased reading the reviews of the English copies on here to see that I had actually understood what was going on. It was a good introduction to ...more
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bookworm Speaks!

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
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Bradley Prior
Nice comic. It's not a sweeping tale, but a solid telling of certain events. I enjoyed the art. I think it was done exceptionally well when portraying settings, such as the inside cathedral of the cruisers or the sweeping skyline of a planet. Kinetic movement is a little bland. That is to say the 'action' leaves something to be desired, however the art is solid in all other aspects. If you're a fan of 40k and have the money I don't see what would keep you.
Dmitry Yakovenko
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2012

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
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
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: warhammer-40k
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
Mar 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a 40k graphic novel and its been out for awhile. I read this again last night and it was a fun and very well drawn, inked and colored book. Space Marines, in desperate battle against seemingly unbeatable odds. It doesn't get much better. Just a great read.

Emre Ergin
Sep 28, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
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.
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it
A non linear tale of moderate Warhammery goodness.
Jan 18, 2008 rated it really liked 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
Jan 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I actually read this as part of the Warhammer Only War Omnibus, but that's not in the Goodreads files as of yet.
Jason Martin
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Nice dialogue writing and art, but no real plot.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 07, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  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.
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Abnett qui riesce a rendere al meglio la miseria e la disperazione di chi vive nell'universo costantemente in guerra di warhammer 40k.
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