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Old August 26 2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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Honor Harrington comics

If i want to read them, is it necessary to know what goes on in the books?

It has some gorgeous art.
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Old August 26 2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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I've only had a look at the first one and I'd say no, you don't need to read the books to understand the comics.

That said, I would recommend the books at some point (especially if you enjoy reading the comics). It's possible I'm biased though as I got hooked on the series years ago
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Old August 26 2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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There's comics? OOO!
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Old August 26 2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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Re: Honor Harrington comics

Here's a link to the site about the series
http://www.tales-of-honor.com/honor-harrington

They have a preview for download there as a pdf.

ETA: - Forgot to mention that there is also information on an IOS and Android game there too. (I haven't played that or read more than the first issue of the comic yet)
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Old August 27 2014, 01:18 AM   #5
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Re: Honor Harrington comics

Is the comic an original story? I could sworn that I read it was going to be an adaptation of the first book.
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Old August 27 2014, 01:58 AM   #6
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Re: Honor Harrington comics

The Honorverse looks interesting, but for some reason it's always felt a little too literally Royal Navy in Space for me to fully get into it...
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Old August 27 2014, 03:30 AM   #7
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Screw the preview, I stopped and got the first 4 issues on the way home. W00t!
Weber really needs to be edited down to comic book bites, his books have become impossible chores to read for me.

JD - it IS an adaptation of On Basilisk Station, set in a framing story wherin an older Honor has been captured by Haven, and remembers the Basilisk story while in captivity.
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Old August 27 2014, 04:49 PM   #8
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I've read the first three issues and have enjoyed them very much...and yes the art is incredible. I really like the framing style as well.
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Old August 27 2014, 06:37 PM   #9
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How many issues does the first arc take? I prefer to read entire arcs instead of issue by issue.
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Old August 27 2014, 09:34 PM   #10
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Forbin wrote: View Post
JD - it IS an adaptation of On Basilisk Station, set in a framing story wherin an older Honor has been captured by Haven, and remembers the Basilisk story while in captivity.
During In Enemy Hands, to be specific.

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How many issues does the first arc take? I prefer to read entire arcs instead of issue by issue.
Five.
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Old August 27 2014, 10:59 PM   #11
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Thanks.
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Old August 28 2014, 01:17 PM   #12
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I'm trying to figure out if the art is entirely computer generated, or if the artist just paints human figures that look like video game characters.
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Old August 28 2014, 08:06 PM   #13
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I checked out the preview and found this on the third page:

"Wasted economically by its welfare state, Haven embraced an expansionist policy of military conquest to sustain its bloated system."

Ugh. Is there a lot of this Tea Party-style ideological preaching?
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Old August 28 2014, 08:33 PM   #14
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I checked out the preview and found this on the third page:

"Wasted economically by its welfare state, Haven embraced an expansionist policy of military conquest to sustain its bloated system."

Ugh. Is there a lot of this Tea Party-style ideological preaching?
Umm. Not in the comics. A bit more in the original books, but it quickly goes away.
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Old August 28 2014, 08:45 PM   #15
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That was what I hated about the later books. Weber went on and on for hundreds of pages babbling about interstellar politics, to the detriment of character and action. The later book are mostly boring, with Honor herself barely showing up (at least it feels that way).

I'm hoping the necessarily condensed nature of comic storytelling will eliminate that crap, and keep the character and action.
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