Gears of War #8: Sgt. Jonathan Harper
Written Monday, June 29, 2009 By Alan PettitView author's profile
I've posted news for video game-related comic books often in the past. I feel they go along nicely with the video game industry and can be used to delve deeper into a world that we only get one scripted shot at per game. Comments on these articles are often negative, but those people are on a video game site afterall, so mocking the comic book industry is a bit hypocritical when they spend their free time doing something equally nerd-tastic.
Regardless, I'm a huge fan of them and the Gears of War ongoing series from DC Comics imprint Wildstorm has been fantastic. The first six issues were an action-packed bridge from the first game to the second, then last month in issue seven we got a nice look at Tai's background, all the way up to his untimely demise during the events of Gears of War 2.
This month, issue number eight will reveal more about Sgt. Jonathan Harper, who many will know as a focal point for the collectibles in Gears 2. Many of them offered up bits and pieces of his journey, but this issue will be filling in the gaps and painting the full picture once and for all. I highly suggest checking it out if you're a Gears of War fan!
Click here for a 5-page preview of this upcoming release.
Here is a preview of the cover and the official description from DC Comics:
"A popular element in the Xbox 360 smash Gears of War 2 are the collectibles describing the tragic end of Sgt. Jonathan Harper. A nine-year veteran Gear, he was captured by the Locust during the assault on the Hollow. Eventually managing to escape, he was able to help a family reach the surface before succumbing to his wounds. The full story of this heroic, selfless soldier is finally told!"
Writer: Joshua Ortega
Artist: Federico Dallocchio
Cover: Shane Pierce
Gears of War #8 will be on sale this Wednesday for $3.99!
Click here to find a local comic shop to pick it up at.