Saturday, November 30, 2013
Retro Review: Primal Rage #1
The issue starts with a quick recap of how things got to this point, as told by the leader of the cult that worships Blizzard, the white Yettie monster on the cover. He says that the "Maker of all" saw the wickedness of man and sent various natural disasters to send man back to the stone age. Then He awoken from the Urth (Earth's new name) the various monsters of this game and comic to rule over man as gods.
This was a pretty solid issue with decent writing and art. Fighting games aren't the easiest to translate into more linear story structures, but this did a decent enough job. Really the biggest flaws were with the monsters themselves, they looked cool, but even the ones showcased it was hard to get any real feel for their motivations as characters. Sure we have the human cult leaders speaking for them. but I wonder at least if they're just putting words in the mouths of creatures who might not even be that intelligent. It seems like it could be that these "cult leaders" are really just manipulating these monsters for their own ends. But perhaps I'm putting too much thought in a comic book based on a fighting game I remember mostly for being able to eat people. Still if you have fond memories of this game you should check out this comic. Also on the back was a pretty damn cool ad for the game's soundtrack.