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Dark Souls II: Into the Light comic kicks off with a fireside chat

First 2 pages of the Dark Souls II comic released

Dark Souls 2 is out and we’ve given it a verdict in our Dark Souls 2 review.

The first two pages of Dark Souls II: Into the Light were published on Facebook today – an awful place to read comics – and mainly feature a fireside chat between a pair of strangers, warriors both. I’ll give any comic a shot, sometimes wishing I could melt them down and inject them straight into my veins – though I don’t like needles so that’s probably a silly wish – and I find that I’m rather enjoying it so far.

Caveat time, though. I’m enjoying it only because Simon Coleby (Judge Dredd, The Authority) is a cracking artist and perfectly captures the dark, gloomy universe. Bold blacks and a rough, sketch-like aesthetic makes the first two pages, and accompanying teasers, really pop, and I suspect I’ll be reading the whole thing.  

The writing, from Rob Williams (Cla$$war) and Andi Ewington (Forty-Five) does bugger all for me, lamentably. It’s overwrought, hammy, and while it’s actually probably representative of Dark Souls, that’s hardly a goal worth aiming for. We’re only two pages in, of course, so there will be a lot of chances for me to change my mind. I’ll just be happy for some big fights and more of the lovely art, anyway.

Hopefully when the run has been collected, you’ll be able to download them. Better yet, it would be lovely if they got printed, because that’s the only way you should really read a comic.

Two more pages will be released every week until Dark Souls II launches on consoles, and then we can sit around whistling while we wait for them to port it over to PC eventually.