Lost Planet: First Colony Graphic Novel
The planet of E.D.N. III seemed ripe for colonization. Its icy climes ready to be warmed, and terraformed. That was, until the first settlers discovered the indigenous Akrid, ravenous creatures, powered by their own thermal energy, who proved resistant to every weapon the colonists could muster.
That first terraforming effort ended in tragedy, with the colony, and its rich haul of terraforming equipment, hastily abandoned.
Now, looking for an easy mark, the ragtag crew of the pirate vessel Crusader have set course for E.D.N. III, looking to pillage these tempting resources, before NeoVenus Construction (NEVEC) can swoop in and reclaim their investment!
But E.D.N. III takes coldly to strangers, and the Akrid are ready to welcome them into their fearsome embrace.
The story was cleverly plotted out, and helped along with the beautifully colored art work. It manages to tie-in an interesting backstory to what players experienced in the Lost Planet 3 video game.
Even if you haven’t played the game you will be able to enjoy this story. There’s action, intense drama, it’s simply entertaining to read, and look at. I especially loved that the main character is female, good natured, but also a bit of a loose canon. Kind of like myself (or so I like to think…but, sadly, I’m not as kick ass).
Lost Planet: First Colony will be released on December 31, 2013.
Disclosure: We received this copy from Titan Books for review purposes.