Would you suggest reading the comics before or after?

#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7200 posts) -

I haven't had any experience with the game or the comics but I love Telltale and after watching the Quick Look the game and comic seems like something I'd be interested in. If you've played both the game and read the comics, which do you suggest doing first, does it make much of a difference?

#2 Posted by drbobbint (48 posts) -

I've read up to the first 8 or 9 trade paperbacks and haven't come across anything that would spoil the first episode. I can't say anything about future episodes though. I'm not sure how close to the comic timeline the game is. Or if Telltale is just using the setting to tell a story.Either way both are very good. And Barnes and noble is doing buy 2 get 1 on DC comics, Vertigo imprint (the publishers of Fables) included. Free shipping when you hit 25 bucks. Runs through december I believe.

#3 Posted by Redbullet685 (6171 posts) -

@nekusakuraba: There is something that happens in the first episode of the game that would be ruined if you read the comics but really I don't think it will matter all that much in the end. The comics are really good so I suggest you just get into them as soon as possible. The comic is also supposed to end in about 12 more issues (so basically a year) and if you start reading now you'll have a lot of time to catch up to be there when it ends.

@drbobbint: The game is set in the 80's while the comic is set modern day.

#4 Posted by hermes (1682 posts) -

Maybe its too late for it, but I started reading the comics shortly after episode 1, and I have to advice people NOT to do it.

The comics are perfectly fine, but the presence/absence of certain characters could really spoil some of the biggest twists in episode 2 and after that. I read only the first couple numbers, and it was enough to know Snow was alive, and something was going to happen to Crane. My advice is to play the game (which is a prequel, anyways) and then start with the comics.

#5 Posted by SunBroZak (1534 posts) -

After completing episode 2 of Wolf Among Us, and having read up to volume 9 of Fables, I'd say it depends on what you're wanting from the game.

The Wolf Among Us is strong enough to stand on it's own, but on several occasions it mentions things in passing that you wouldn't know about without knowledge of the comics. It's very fanservice-y in that regard, but in a good way. I also believe that going into the game already having attachments to many of characters makes some of the smaller dialogue sequences much more meaningful. That being said, you're going to the resolutions to many of the characters if you read the comics.

But I believe Telltale is going to use that knowledge to their advantage and play on our expectations. So ultimately I'd recommend picking up the first few issues, at least. It's quite good.

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