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This was an interesting read. Don't expect the deep story you get from the game but its a very well done build up to it. It seemed to focus more on what Ellie and her friend Riley want out of life. I guess is why the series is called American Dreams. Of course it's dark and realistic in nature and pokes at certain personal values kind of like the game does. Over all it's not epic but a pretty good read.
The final issue in the American Dreams storyline (at least, in terms of the comics) concludes the story with a whimper rather than a bang, deliberately leaving several threads open for DLC to cover, and ending Riley and Ellie’s adventure on a grim, dour note. After finally finding the Fireflies, as well as their leader, Maureen, the two girls witness a confrontation with a gang of smugglers, and get a sour look at the realities of the Fireflies. There’s no sympathy to be found behind their lines, although Maureen does claim to be looking out for Ellie at the behest of her dead mother.
The confrontation with Maureen is tense and well-paced, and the preceding action is brutal, though not overly gory. The dialogue is harsh and maintains a realistic tone, which makes for a nice flow from one dialogue bubble to another, and the action moves with a similar fluidity. It’s genuinely affecting to watch Riley’s idealistic view of the Fireflies come crashing down into tiny pieces, and equally gratifying to see Ellie defend her. Their bond is touching and supportive, the kind of partnership and friendship that you don’t often get to see between two girls (at least, not in this context), and I’m so grateful for it here.