John Carver of Dead Space

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Who is John Carver?  No he wasn't the star of last summer's Disney film that flopped so hard heads were sent rolling; John Carver is the name of Isaac Clarke's co-op partner in Dead Space 3.  Who is he?  Well, for that Visceral Games and Titan Books are going to release an original graphic novel that sheds light on how Sergeant Carver came to be battling Necromorphs alongside a functionally insane mining engineer.  

Called Dead Space: Liberation and written by science fiction comic book author Ian Edginton and illustrated by Christopher Shy, this graphic novel will tell the tale of how John Carver got to the point that we'll find him at the start of Dead Space 3 when it gets released alongside Dead Space 3 on February 5.

A new graphic novel is not all that we can look forward to either.  Also coming out on February 5 is The Art of Dead Space - a full color hardback look inside the design process that went into developing the Dead Space franchise's signature look.  

The Art of Dead Space will retail for $34.95, while Dead Space: Liberation will be available for a comparatively measly $17.95.

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Dead Space: Liberation is a Brand New Graphic Novel Penned by Eisner Nominated Author Ian Edginton and Illustrated by Christopher Shy

Sergeant John Carver is out for revenge, but how does he end up in Dead Space™ 3 fighting alongside engineer Isaac Clarke? The two have completely different personalities but their worlds come together in a quest to take down the Necromorph infestation. Fans looking to uncover more information will find it in Dead Space™: Liberation, an original graphic novel from EA’s Visceral Games and Titan Books. Written by long-time science fiction comic book author Ian Edginton and illustrated by popular artist, Christopher Shy, this graphic novel sets up the story of co-op character John Carver in Dead Space 3, the highly-anticipated video game launching February 5, 2013. In addition to this new graphic novel, fans can also look forward to The Art of Dead Space, a new art book featuring more than 300 lavish images, concept sketches and commentary from artists.

Prior to these great books releasing in conjunction with the Dead Space 3 launch, fans attending New York Comic Con on Friday, October 12th @ 11am EST, Saturday, October 13th @ 12pm EST and Sunday, October 14th @ 1pm EST are invited to stop by the Titan Books Booth #832, where Dead Space: Liberation’s illustrator, Christopher Shy (aka Ronin) will be signing an exclusive new Dead Space art card and limited edition posters.

Dead Space: Liberation – Written in collaboration with the Dead Space 3 game development team, this original graphic novel takes readers on a journey to unlock deep secrets about the Markers in an epic adventure that will determine the fate of mankind. Dead Space: Liberation will be released alongside Dead Space 3 on February 5 for $17.95.

The Art of Dead Space – This is the ultimate gallery of the Dead Space universe showcasing everything from breathtaking spacescapes and terrifying Necromorphs to imaginative character designs and a creative in-game religion. The art book will also feature a lavish full-color hardcover and includes art from the entire Dead Space videogame franchise. The Art of Dead Space will be released alongside Dead Space 3 on February 5 for $34.95.

Winner of more than 15 critic awards at E3 2012 including Best of Show from Game Informer Magazine (third largest consumer magazine in the U.S.*), Dead Space 3 cuts to the heart of deep space terror. The game is recognized by game critics worldwide for its incredible craftsmanship in horror, action, suspense and sound design. Players will embark on a thrilling ride through space that takes them to a hostile new planet, Tau Volantis. Fortunately, they are not alone this time around. The fully integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature gives players the option to play alone or team-up with a friend anytime. Players that choose to take down the terror together will experience additional story details, side missions and gameplay mechanics specific to the new co-op character, John Carver’s, story.

Dead Space 3 will be available on February 5, 2013 in North America and February 8, 2013 in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PC. Follow us on Twitter at: Become a fan on Facebook at For additional information and news, visit

*December 2011, Audit Bureau of Circulations.
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