If you can feel the effects of repetitive strain injury kicking in and want to give your gaming implements (hands) a rest then you might want to take a look at Splinter Cell: Echoes, a four issue comic that bridges the gap between Splinter Cell: Conviction and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Though, your hands will need to hold out a little longer, it’s not out till the summer.
Echoes was originally produced as an extra for Blacklist’s Collector’s Edition. An 96 page graphic novel penned by Nathan Edmondson and drawn by Marc Laming. Since the game’s release Ubisoft have decided to sell the comics separately as a four issue series.
Edmondson’s one of Marvel’s writers, responsible for recent runs of Black Widow and The Punisher. Laming’s an artist who’s, among other things, drawn the covers for Flash Gordon and Planet of the Apes.
“I’m telling a full and original story that stands on its own as an action-espionage tale that we’re both proud of, bringing a narrative element to the thrill of the game in a way that only a comic can do,” Edmondson wrote in a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter. Laming chipped in that the series is “a rattling good spy-fi yarn [that] gives good fan service while equally accessible to folk who don’t know the Splinter Cell world.”
I’m a fan of spy-fi yarn, it makes great thread for black turtlenecks.
The comics are due out this summer.