Comic Review: Tom Clancy’s The Division: Extremis Malis #1 (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse brings us an action-packed Tom Clancy team story, in Extreme Malis #1. This three-issue miniseries begins with a couple of guys on a stakeout; they’re bonding over a […]

Dark Horse brings us an action-packed Tom Clancy team story, in Extreme Malis #1.

This three-issue miniseries begins with a couple of guys on a stakeout; they’re bonding over a chat about woodworking. It’s Chinatown of New York City, at 1458 hours. Which is odd, actually, because it’s dark. Very dark for 3 pm. But anyway, things go sideways, or south, or every which way but loose. The search for a weapons supplier gets ‘complicated’!

Based on the ARP video game of the same name, this Division story has the right feel. It’s dark in the daytime because this is the future. The dark future.

Written by Christofer Emgard, art by Fernando Baldo with colours by Michael Ativeh. A great lead in to the upcoming (March 2019) release of the Ubisoft followup game sequel, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.

Dark Horse, Tom Clancy’s The Division: Extremis Malis #1, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Not rated

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!