Updated: Left 4 Dead Comic Series Launched [Part 4 Out]

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  1. Sliver

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    [br]The first in a four part series showing what happened to Francis, Zoey, Bill and Louis after they were rescued in Left 4 Dead 1, as a prequel to "The Sacrifice" DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 has been released.
    UPDATED: You can read the entries below:
     
  2. Lobster

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    Really like it, I assume each part will cover one of the four's backstory with a little flashback moment. I like how they picked up on little moments in the blood harvest campaign, been smokered so many times at the APC ramp.
     
  3. Ren.182

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    Yeah each part will cover a different character :)

    Awesome comic. Can't wait for the next :D Sept 21st is the next one :)
     
  4. knut

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    that was cool. artists style reminded me of the guy who does the hellboy/BPRD comics for the last few years but it's not him. looking forward to more
     
  5. MJ12

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    Jealous of whoever gets to illustrate these.
     
  6. -smash-

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    Very cool. I'm lovin it. :)
     
  7. DEATHMASTER

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    Great comic, it's off to a cool start. Now I wanna play L4D0: The Beginning.
     
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    Great comic. I can't wait for the next one.

    Hey, do you think we may see a level where we face human enemies?.. al la 28 Days Latter? 'cause that would be pretty neat (Escaping a military compound, running a blockade.. ect) and all the while having to fight off zombies as well.
     
  9. DEATHMASTER

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    Seems inevitable.
     
  10. John1986

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    some good comic so far i hope we get to see why some of the infected turned into hunters smokers and what not
     
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    Awesome as. :)
     
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    now that was worth waiting for
     
  13. Asknoone

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    Yep, that was great. I'm big on them expanding their worlds into other mediums. I felt the beginning was redundant, even if it did capture a typical play session well, and although the rest of it felt like baby-steps and Valve trying out a new pair of loafers, it was thoroughly entertaining. The panneling was great, too.

    In light of this I went ahead and re-installed L4D1. I wonder if they notice other players doing similar?
     
  14. ríomhaire

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    I'll probably play it on L4D2 instead of 1.
     
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    Wow didn't expect it to be that long... impressive
     
  16. Jerry_111

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    are they going to release 40-something pages for the next three weeks? FOR FREE? AWESOME. Why didn't they sell this as a graphic novel?
     
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    It's good for a casual free comic based on a videogame. But, in my opinion, it's not something that people would buy.
     
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    I must confess, I didn't fancy myself too interested when I opened up to Page 1.

    I stand corrected.

    I really enjoyed it.
     
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    Good job, nice art style
     
  20. Jerry_111

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    part 2 is up and it is MUCH better than part 1.
     
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    I really enjoyed Part 2. It explains a lot about Zoey before she met the other three Survivors.
     
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    that was great, but i still can't shake off how much it looks like the BPRD from the hellboy universe. the shadows, eyes, hands, mouths, colours... still, it's good fun.
     
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    Very enjoyable so far. Nice to get some back story on the original characters.
     
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    That part with the witch was fantastic. I was actually a little worried that those idiots might shoot it.
     
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    lol I thought the same thing.

    Anyways, the comic as a whole looks pretty good. I love Valve for releasing free content at a high quality like that - heh, what else could you do.
     
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    Amazing comic, I certainly hope that Valve will do this for the Half-Life universe.
     
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    Great issue.

    Although I'm pretty much behind Valve on keeping Episode 3 under-wraps (they can take as much time as they need to deliver it), I believe they've failed miserably at maintaining interest in the Half-life universe. I enjoy seeing them develop other ip's, but it's just bad form to drop one of their biggest, without even so much as a nudge in its direction. How about some HL DLC? How about anything? The whole debacle is made infinitely worse by the failure of the episodic promise - a failure that doesn't stem from the idea of episodic, but rather from trying to continue Gordon Freeman's adventures in an episodic format. That was the mistake.
     
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    This. For the past three years Half-Life has been kept alive with (amazing) fan made movies and Greatest "X" competitions. I get that they're trying to tell the story though Freeman's eyes but the HL universe is ripe for side-stories and comics like this.
     
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    High quality stuff, Bill seems a bit more grimdark than he did in the game but then again Zoey never mentions killing her dad so...yeah.
     
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    So cool. I like that we're finally getting some details on the story too, such as the nature of the infection.
     
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    Pt.2 was awesome. Pretty horrid knowing that Zoey's father could've been ok.
     
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    I want to see a 32+ player map of that last stand garrison in part 3
     
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    I was thinking this, except just a Survival map with Annie, Jeff, the Doctor and...er. A fourth person.
     
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    Part 3 was excessively violent... I think I can live with that.
     
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    God damn that looked like Survival in Godlike mode. Would play with 32 people. Probably like 10 tanks at once.
     
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    Part four was the pinnacle of epicness. This comic series has really enriched the entire L4D brand. I hope they do more of these.
     
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    I'm really loving it so far, but one thing that's confusing me in Part 2 is

    When Zoey's mom is attacked by the infected, does it bite off half here face or does the bullet fired by her dad do that?
     
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    Yeah fine ending there. I only had a little trouble coping with the artstyle used on Zoey. The guys bein ugly is alright but she should'a stayed hot!
     
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    That witch yacht is the stuff of nightmares.
     
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    >Throw molotov
    >Run
     

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