The story takes place in the years after the events of the Black Mesa Resonance Cascade incident during the unknown timeframe when Gordon Freeman is placed into stasis by the G-Man. It follows a group of individuals who are attempting to survive the effects of the incident in America.
What stands out so much about Half-Life: A Place in the West over conventional fan comics is the high quality of graphics presentation, which features hand-drawn illustrations by comic book artists Heath Heil and Rachel Deering. As a result, the work is comparable to Valve’s own comic style such as seen in Left 4 Dead’s “The Sacrifice” and Portal 2’s “LAB RAT“.
A page from chapter one of Half-Life: A Place in the West.
You can read the first three pages of the first chapter “Following Portents” on the official website. New pages are expected to be released next Monday (3rd November) and likely at regular intervals after that.
Oh and you can also follow Half-Life: A Place in the West on Twitter too.
Around the International Community
Half-Life Inside – “Half‑Life: A Place in the West — фанатский комикс по мотивам игры”
Steamgamer – “Sechs neue Seiten des Half-Life-Comics sind online”
ValveTime.net – “Community Half-Life Comic Series Announced”
Steam Users’ Forums – “A Place in the West: A Half-Life-Themed Graphic Novel”
Half-Life SubReddit – “Half-Life: A Place in the West” is a comic series that takes place in the early…