Comic(s) Relief: David Weber’s Honor Harrington Series Becomes A Comic Book

By David Wharton | 6 years ago

TalesofHonor01-Preview-reduced-1-ed87dIf you’re a long-time fan of David Weber’s acclaimed Honor Harrington series, but you’ve never really gotten into comics, Image just gave you the perfect excuse. Today marks the release of the first issue of Tales of Honor, a new ongoing comic series set within the so-called “Honorverse.” On the other hand, if you’re a comic fan who’s never sampled Weber’s books, this new comic is part of a larger multi-media plan eventually culminating — if all goes as planned — in an Honor Harrington movie. So if you like it, you’ve got no shortage of related material to dive into.

For the uninitiated, the so-called Honorverse is a military science fiction series focused on the titular main character, a military officer in the service of the Star Kingdom of Manticore. She ticks off all the usual badass bullet points: loyal, dedicated, a tactical genius, and more than capable of holding her own whether she’s commanding a starship or putting your ass on the mat in person. The art by Jung-Geun Yoon is gorgeous, and writer Matt Hawkins has several other Image series under his belt, including Think Tank and Aphrodite IX. You can check out cover art and the first few pages of issue #1 in the gallery below, and head over to the next page for a full rundown of today’s science fiction comic releases.

Based on the bestselling military science-fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series introduces spaceship captain Honor Harrington on the eve of her execution. From prison, Honor relays her epic adventures, starting with a command outpost to a hellish backwater star system that ends up being the linchpin of an interstellar crisis that will bring war to her home planet. This series is part of a new multi-platform story world that includes a mobile game app to be released with the first issue and a feature film currently in development.

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