The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Nathan Edmondson writes, Marc Laming draws and Ian Herring colors.

Sam Fisher is retired, and he’s trying to get used to normal domestic living. But when an old buddy interrupts his yardwork, Sam goes back in to supervise a simple extraction op. But these things are seldom simple, and the bad guys have a new plan in motion and a new leader who just might prove to be good at the job.

I played a Splinter Cell game years ago and sucked at it. But I remember enough to know that Sam Fisher is pretty much the perfect operative. This book gives us a good look at that, and it manages to give him a bit of personality along the way. The story has enough layers to make it interesting, and the combat scenes are very nicely drawn and colored.

I really like the idea of Sam as a comic book hero, and this book is a great beginning for that. This is fun for gamers and non-gamers alike.

TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES #1 is available now at your FLCS or at dynamite.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )