Publisher: Wildstorm Comics
Artist: Matthew Smith
Writer: Rhianna Pratchett
Release Date: 12/2008-05/2009
Mirror’s Edge is one of my favorite games of the last generation despite mediocre reviews. The gameplay and visuals were amazing, and the premise had a lot of potentials, but there wasn’t much of a story and the character was one dimensional. The comic tries to alleviate that by delving deeper into Faith’s backstory.
The comic actually takes quite awhile to pick up as the first two issues are complete filler. I almost gave up after the first issue had nothing going for it. It’s not until the last 3 issues that the story picks up, but it becomes a little predictable and continues to remain slow going.
We are learning about Faith’s personal childhood and how she grew up in the city and what her role as a runner is all about. At the end of the series it all makes sense and becomes clear, and I felt more connected to Faith, but it takes forever to get to the point. I also didn’t like the art style here as it was blocky, void of detail, and barely captured the beauty of the game.
Overall, if you’re a huge Mirror’s Edge fan then read the series. It’s short, and the only thing we’ll get to really give us more story on this game.