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Deus Ex Vol.1 by Alexander C. Irvine
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A solid example of a significant pitfall in transmedia storytelling: assumed orientation to a story world. There's little to rope in new fans to the Universe of Deus Ex, and those who haven't played or know about Human Revolution and its ending will be particularly lost. Don't come in expecting a precede.

For those of us who are existing series fans, it's a disposable, largely inconsequential little yarn. Dialogue can make some characters come across as either one-note (MacCready, King and Smiley) or entirely bland (Miller, Sebastian and Chikane). Art is kind of meh, especially when compared to the gorgeous, non-indicative covers for each issue.

This doesn't read as having any overarching significance for the Universe at large or the specifics of Mankind Divided, the upcoming game for which this comic serves as a prequel. It's not bad, but it's not memorable either.
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Reading Progress

July 28, 2016 – Shelved
July 28, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
August 18, 2016 – Started Reading
August 18, 2016 – Finished Reading

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