These are the circumstances under which the fourteen year old Ellie meets Joel, a black marketeer. Together they set out to cross the „Wasteland“ to get Ellie to join a resistance group – called Fireflies.Rather drastic methods are called for to protect themselves from infected bodies, and most aggressive humans don’t make things easier for the two. Last but not least the military is also after the girl.
Yet another medium has triggered the idea fort his comic book: A brand new suspenseful video game by independent US developer Naughty Dog. They have teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to develop and publish this exclusive prequel called The Last of Us: American Dreams #1. Readers will get profound insight into the history of the game’s main characters who join forces to survive this postapocalyptic scenario. Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann and comic book writer Faith Erin Hicks, who is also responsible for the book’s artwork, designed the story.
It revolves around the thirteen year old Ellie, who is brought into a camp’s military school and has a few problems concerning discipline. It doesn’t take long for her to clash into some anti-social types and so new enemies await. But Ellie is strong headed and soon finds new perspectives waiting. An interesting start that might just as well trigger a whole sequel – in comic book format.