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Metal Gear Solid Omnibus (Metal Gear Solid #1-4)

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The entire Metal Gear saga comes alive in this massive 24-issue collection, featuring brilliant, high-energy artwork from Ashley Wood! Follow Solid Snake as he fights to save the world from destruction at the hands of Dead Cell.
Paperback, 552 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by IDW Publishing
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Jul 27, 2010 rated it did not like it
I understand that these adaptations are for fans of the first two Metal Gear Solid games. But, as a huge fan of the games myself, I have to wonder why. If I wanted to see a straight reenactment of the game, I'd play the game again.

The book starts with essentially a play-by-play of the first game, complete with recycled dialogue and boring sections where Snake scrounges for ammo. The art is completely horrendous. It seems to be striving for some sort of abstraction, which makes it nearly impossib
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Ashley Wood art is fantastic in this volume,
Dec 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The art is absolutely awful. Having played the entire series throughout my life starting in my formative years, this was a big disappointment. The story still retains its convoluted nature although it becomes slightly easier to follow once you remove the interactive parts of what made the games transcend traditional story-telling and therefore so much fun to experience. Having played the games and spent a lot of time thinking and talking about them, my mind was able to fill in the blanks of what ...more
Andy 117
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I'm lukewarm on this Metal Gear Solid omnibus... but not for the reasons you might expect.

Ashley Wood is a fantastic artist, let's get that out of the way. His erratic, sketchy style embodies the best of modernist pop art, a crude mixture of hyper-realism and abstract minimalism. It's absolutely striking in its simplicity and elegance, and, where Metal Gear Solid's comic adaptions fail as comic books, they succeed as art books. Fantastic, inspiring work, and if you're on the fence about whether
Bill Miller
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did a great job incapsulating the feeling of the first two games, the art is incredible. Hoping they will continue the series.
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Yeah, it was OK. Now with an opener like that, why would I have read this book? Well, for starters I'm quite an MGS fan and really enjoy Ashley Wood's work after picking up World War Robot a few years back. Having said that though, I knew the story going in as it's a retelling of the first two games. So why bother reading it at all? Mostly to see Wood's take on the MGS world. Also, for me, considering how cooky and muddled the MGS universe can get, it's nice to have an omnibus lay out the story ...more
Dec 10, 2014 rated it liked it
The art on this was pretty great but it was, at times, hard to see what was going on. The writing was ok. There were a few moments when it was "I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for you meddling..." That's actually said. The characters seemed pretty interesting but the story felt long and drawn out most of the time and really rushed at certain points. I liked the Metal Gear Solid game when it originally came out so it was fun to revisit those characters. I feel like if I had no prior ...more
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
trying to turn msg into a comic book seems like a weird and doomed venture but this does a surprisingly decent job. Wish some action sequences were sacrificed for more of mgs' trademark endless philosophical babbling but the art in the action scenes is actually quite interesting, which i have never felt about a comic book before. captures sort of the murky confusion and insanity of the video games. certainly doesn't hurt that wood also did the cutscenes for mgs: peace walker, if you've played th ...more
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a must read for every Metal Gear Fan out there! The artwork is mind blowing!

The Metal Gear Solid adaption was far better than Sons of Liberty (in which I had some problems with the way they portrayed some of the characters. Why the F*** did they make such fools of them?) but overall this was a GREAT read.

And the best part is that this is the kind of book you can read over and over again!

Michael Liggett
Jun 12, 2013 rated it liked it
I purely bought this for Ashley Wood's art. The stories are essentially the stories of the games themselves. If I gave a crap about that kind of stuff and picked this up before playing the game I would have been bummed because it's a massive spoiler. I don't, however, and picked this up years after the games were old news so it's cool.
Dean Olson
Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, owned-comics
I hated the art when I first read this when it was published but I have grown to enjoy it. Metal Gear Solid is my favorite game series ever and I wished they would adapt the entire saga. Including Metal Gear Solid 3 & 4, the PSP games, and the original NES games.

But the added dialogue is really bad. Like cliche action movie bad.

New writer. Get Matt Fraction.
Prema Arasu
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Amazing art by Ashley Wood.
Silvio Carrera
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I like the art overall but in some parts it's just hard to understand what's happening. Also the translation to portuguese felt a bit sloppy.
رواية مصورة لملحمية ميتل غير سوليد.
الرسوم رائعة جداً.
القصة هي قصة الجزء الأول والثاني للعبة مع بعض التغيرات الطفيفة.
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The five stars are for the genuine art work and for reminding me of the best of my bright past :).
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