Life Is Strange
Titan Comics and SQUARE ENIX® are thrilled to announce an all-new graphic novel set in the world of the critically acclaimed, award-winning, highly successful video game series, LIFE IS STRANGE(TM).The adventures of Max, Chloe and Rachel continue! Collects issues #9-12 of the Life Is Strange Comic series.

Life Is Strange Details

TitleLife Is Strange
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 21st, 2020
PublisherTitan Comics
ISBN-139781787732070
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics

Life Is Strange Review

  • Christian
    January 1, 1970
    It's hard to think of things to say about this book that aren't just me repeating what I said about the first two. It remains a really charming and likable followup to the game. Plot-wise this one is mostly setup for the next arc, but it has a lot of quiet character moments that make up for that. My favourite moment was a quiet conversation between Chloe and Max that soon turned into a surprisingly touching defense of the selfie; a pure piece of self expression, filtered through no one but the It's hard to think of things to say about this book that aren't just me repeating what I said about the first two. It remains a really charming and likable followup to the game. Plot-wise this one is mostly setup for the next arc, but it has a lot of quiet character moments that make up for that. My favourite moment was a quiet conversation between Chloe and Max that soon turned into a surprisingly touching defense of the selfie; a pure piece of self expression, filtered through no one but the subject themselves, frozen in time.
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  • Logan
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty solid volume once again! This time around Max is trying to get back to her own universe, to her Cloe and the gang is trying to help her do that. The writing and art are just as good as it's always been! The only real gripe I have is that the story has no real resolution here as this run is ending and they're reverting back to #1 with the new partners in time series. What annoys me is that it's the same creative team and the same story continuing, so why go back #1 when you can just Pretty solid volume once again! This time around Max is trying to get back to her own universe, to her Cloe and the gang is trying to help her do that. The writing and art are just as good as it's always been! The only real gripe I have is that the story has no real resolution here as this run is ending and they're reverting back to #1 with the new partners in time series. What annoys me is that it's the same creative team and the same story continuing, so why go back #1 when you can just continue with #13? It's not really a gripe I have with this series particularly but the industry as a whole who just revert back to #1's because they think it will magically sell more copies. I will collect the new series but just know that the arc doesn't really end with this volume and you're pretty much going to have to collect the new run if you want to see how it all ends.
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  • Hadas Sloin
    January 1, 1970
    "Strings" was great, a good follow-up to "Waves". For some reason, I was expecting "Strings" to finish the overall arch of the comics so far. Maybe because of that, "Strings" felt a bit anti-climatic, or more like a setup for the next story. Either way, this has still been a great mini-arch (like all "Life is Strange" comics so far!) and I can't wait to read the next story.(This refers to the single issues #9-12 since the collected edition hasn't come out yet).
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  • log
    January 1, 1970
    This series has really grown on me. I really didn't enjoy the first volume, but I kept reading, and next thing I knew I was obsessively flipping through this to finish it because I was so invested. Can't wait for chapter 13 in April!
  • Al(ice)
    January 1, 1970
    I'm so happy there's going to be a volume 4. I was worried that this would be the last.
  • Spooky
    January 1, 1970
    Can't wait for issue 13. This series continues to keep me hooked.
  • Andrés
    January 1, 1970
    Well, I did say this volume would define the direction for the overall story and it looks it's back to square one. I will admit the opening panels of Volume 3 were slightly disappointing. Think about that scene from your favourite TV show when the protagonist is about to make some drastic revelation saying something like, "Guys, there's something I need to tell you," and you know exactly what he or she's about to say 'cause you've been anticipating it for several episodes now, the episode fades Well, I did say this volume would define the direction for the overall story and it looks it's back to square one. I will admit the opening panels of Volume 3 were slightly disappointing. Think about that scene from your favourite TV show when the protagonist is about to make some drastic revelation saying something like, "Guys, there's something I need to tell you," and you know exactly what he or she's about to say 'cause you've been anticipating it for several episodes now, the episode fades to black and-! Next thing we know all the characters have been filled in on the drastic reveal. Yeah, I know, it would probably be difficult to explain it, not to mention it'd take way too many panels in a comic, but I'd have liked to see them try. It's all about the reaction!No spoilers here seeing as it's the comic preview.With Max finally fessing up, you would've thought that'd be the end of it but Tristan decides his "disengage" ability now extends to slipping between alternate realities, what does not line up with what we were told in the previous volume. Furthermore, there's another event in the graphic novel where something happens to Chloe that also doesn't make sense given what we know about Max's powers, and I'm not a fan of rewriting the rules of the game while you're playing it. Anyway, now we know why Tristan was introduced: to help Max return to her Chloe. You see, Max now has this idea that the reason why she left her reality at the end of Volume 1 was because she was trying to escape the consequences of her actions.On a superficial level that's incorrect, as we were told she was being pushed-pulled out of her reality by a metaphorical storm of flickers, suggesting she didn't belong there (what I didn't much buy but whatever). On a deeper level, it's utterly wrong, as the event that precipitated this entire series is precisely Max's choice to stop ab/using her powers and facing the consequences of her actions. If anything, it's the other ending the one that nullifies all of Max's choices throughout the game, further reinforcing the notion that Max can make things right if only she would use her powers one last time. I drew a similar comparison to the Flash's ability to travel in time in another post, and how he initially thinks he can just go back in time to right his wrongs until another speedster tells him to live with it.The entirety of Volume 3 focuses on these two revelations and whether Max will act on Tristan's upgraded ability to try and get back to her Chloe. While Rachel admits she was uncomfortable, maybe slightly jealous, about Max's return to Chloe's life, that was before she knew this Max was in a relationship with Chloe in the other reality. That would probably make me pause and give some thought to current living arrangements, no? But Rachel takes it all in stride, reacting far better than I would've expected her to given the circumstances. Come to think of it, what happened to the Max of Chloe and Rachel's reality when the other Max appeared? I would love to know the answer to that question but I fear it may be underwhelming. Beware what you wish for, right?By this point, you'd think I'd be tempted to give Volume 3 a low rating but that would be decidedly unfair. The art continues to be pretty good, for my tastes anyway, and the story's keeping me entertained with its twists and turns, despite how unjustified some of them may be. And Claudia Leonardi did sneak a Remember Me (DONTNOD's first game and one of my favourites) easter egg into the art, so there's that, not to mention we finally have a sense of the series' endgame. All in all I'm willing to give this volume a pass with another 3/5 rating, although maybe I should be a little harsher considering these past two volumes appear to have been an unnecessary detour.As always, we shalt see. I can always take out stars in the final volume. Muahahaha!
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  • Sheldon
    January 1, 1970
    Emma Vieceli has done a great job capturing the voices of the two leads, and the art from Claudia Leonardi has captured the feel of the games well. I've really enjoyed where she's taken the plot threads on this comic continuation but regardless of how the story ends up it's essentially review proof if you dont agree with the destination as this is merely one string of reality where the story could have went. This is a great light read during covid pandemic; needed something light hearted right Emma Vieceli has done a great job capturing the voices of the two leads, and the art from Claudia Leonardi has captured the feel of the games well. I've really enjoyed where she's taken the plot threads on this comic continuation but regardless of how the story ends up it's essentially review proof if you dont agree with the destination as this is merely one string of reality where the story could have went. This is a great light read during covid pandemic; needed something light hearted right now!
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  • Tina
    January 1, 1970
    I guess this volume is setting up a lots of things for the upcoming conclusion, but otherwise there's not really much happening and there are a lot of circular topics (people's feelings about Max departing/or not departing is repeated a lot, sometimes even several times with the same person). So I would have wished for a better pace in this volume, but I hope the next one will make up for it.
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  • Nikolay Danailov
    January 1, 1970
    So emotional... ;(I thought this would end the comics, but it turns out that there will be more. Can't wait to find out what happens next.I guess I like romantic stories after all. Although it never hurts to have some sci-fi mixed in.
  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    Ive been loving these Life is Strange comics and this was another solid volume. Theyve done a great job taking the existing characters and lore and building a great story from it. I’ve been loving these Life is Strange comics and this was another solid volume. They’ve done a great job taking the existing characters and lore and building a great story from it.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    These girls continue to own my heart. I really cannot wait for the next part to come out!
  • Kylee Ehmann
    January 1, 1970
    Like the best of queer media, this is all about the Yearning. Yearning for friendship, for love, for belonging, it's all there. Plot-wise, this book works mostly as a quiet interlude between the more action-heavy arc of the last one and what looks to be like a more action-focused arc in the next volume. But it was full of so many good character building moments and allowed the relationships time to really breathe and more fully develop.
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  • Josh
    January 1, 1970
    Couldnt wait for Vol. 3 to be released, so I read the individual issues! I love this comic because I love the characters. They are so well-developed and loving and wonderful. This is a little bit like the great German series on Netflix, Dark, with a little more of the connection we all have that pulls us to one another of Lost.Its a lovely little sci-fi story with a beautiful queer twist. Im ready for the next volume: Partners in Time. Bring it on. Couldn’t wait for Vol. 3 to be released, so I read the individual issues! I love this comic because I love the characters. They are so well-developed and loving and wonderful. This is a little bit like the great German series on Netflix, Dark, with a little more of the connection we all have that pulls us to one another of Lost.It’s a lovely little sci-fi story with a beautiful queer twist. I’m ready for the next volume: Partners in Time. Bring it on.
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  • Keane Ingram
    January 1, 1970
    Looking forward to the next one!
  • Teghan Halverson
    January 1, 1970
    Great ending to a great first air ❤
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