Review – Quake Champions #1

Right, I’m sitting comfortably, I’ve got a beer and I’m playing the Quake 2 soundtrack louder than the neighbors would probably like. Optimal settings to give this comic a go.

Written by Ram V with art by Alan Quah this comic, as you’d expect from the game it’s based on, hits the floor running and doesn’t really let up. On one level it’s pretty basic in that the main marine character is trapped in surrounding familiar to any Quake fans, fighting for his life whilst dreaming of home and loved ones he left behind. And, to be fair, that’d probably be enough for a multiplayer shooter tie-in. The comic hints at more than that though by the fact his happy memories themselves also have a hint of corruption to them with nightmarish details flickering around their edges.

Not really too much more you can say about this issue as it’s basically introducing you to the world and giving the fans what they want, lots of lovely violence. The artwork is really nice with great details and good representations of the game characters and even manages to be surprisingly colourful. Yeah, most of the colour comes from blood but still it’s more cheerful than all grey, right?

A good first issue that promises that future installments and the game itself, for which this series serves as a prequel, have more to them than just bad guys getting shot in the face. Not, as Seinfeld once put it, that there’s anything wrong with that.

Full release info :

QUAKE CHAMPIONS #1

Writer: Ram V
Artist: Alan Quah

​Publisher: Titan Comics​

32pp

$3.99

On Sale August 9, 2017
Get ready for the grisliest interdimensional frag-fest you’ve ever laid eyes on!
Brand-new comics based on the best-selling franchise, which leads directly into the upcoming new game – Quake: Champions!
COVER A: ALAN QUAH
COVER B: FABIO LISTRANI
COVER C: GAME ART
COVER D: TAZIO BETTIN 

And because many of you now have it playing in your head anyway

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