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Left 4 Dead 'Sacrifice DLC' Comic Part Two Available Now, Additional Formats Incoming

The second chapter in the four-part prequel comic series starring the cast of survivors from the original Left 4 Dead has been released.

Along with detailing some of the backstory of each original character, the comic series gives players a look at the tale woven in the upcoming downloadable content "The Sacrifice." In total, the comic will stand at 150-plus pages and also explore the death of one member in the zombie-killing squad.

For gamers looking to preserve the memory of the fallen, Valve has released parts one and two of the comic in .PDF format. There will also be two additional versions of the series released at a later date: one version with no text and another sans text, speech bubbles or sound effects. "This should help get the comic localized and give people the raw panels to play with and make their own comic," the L4D team wrote on the game's official blog.

Xav de Matos was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    September 23, 2010 8:40 AM

    This was way better than the first part. They cut the gameplay sequence, and only put story bits in there. I think it's a bit lame that zoey is bill's daughter, but why not I guess. :|

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      September 23, 2010 8:44 AM

      Wait, what? Did I miss something? I thought Zoey Killed her father after he got infected by her mother. Or ... Did I read that wrong? Didn't Bill SAY that they thought he was her Father?

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      September 23, 2010 8:47 AM

      Methinks you misread the comic. Bill is not Zoey's father. In her "flashback" she shot her father after he was bitten by her mother. It is revealed to her that her that that males pass down the carrier gene meaning that he would not have turned.

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        September 23, 2010 9:06 AM

        haha ok All the better then!!

        I thought the doctor was saying that he was, and that she was "like, no". I thought it wasn't her real father in the flashback. It makes sense now that she feels bad for killing him, cause he wouldn't have turned. Thanks.

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      September 23, 2010 8:47 AM

      Ya, you should read it again.

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      September 23, 2010 9:03 AM

      First part was just as good as second part and like everyone else in here has said, you read it poorly - Zoey is not Bill's daughter.

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        September 23, 2010 9:13 AM

        the first part wasn't as good, because of the big gameplay section. We got the game for that, no need for the comic to cover it. The comic should be about the story before, and after the game, the parts we don't already know about. That's why I liked this part way better than the other one.

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          September 23, 2010 9:44 AM

          I think it gets a pass for the full-page spread of a Tank bursting into view.

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      September 23, 2010 10:21 AM

      the "passed through the father" bit makes no sense. it would have to be on the x chromosome or an autosome for Zoey to get it from him. In either case, she could just as easily get it from her mother. afaik the only thing that a father can pass down that a mother can't is the y chromosome, which zoey obviously wouldn't have. If the carrier gene was strictly patrilineal, it would only affect males. I don't think there is a male equivalent for mitochondrial DNA

      also lol iesus how could you have misread it that bad

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        September 23, 2010 10:54 AM

        I read the part about the father right, but I can see how the OP could misread it - either the writing isn't the best, or the bubble placement is sloppy - I sometimes had to re-read bubbles a few times to check who was saying what. Because sometimes it didn't make sense at all from the first read.

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          September 23, 2010 11:26 AM

          i read it pretty fast, at work. it's not a big deal.

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        September 23, 2010 11:01 AM

        It's possible, repeat possible, that the writers don't know quite as much about human biology as you.

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        September 23, 2010 11:32 AM

        Shh! It is a zombie gene. It doesn't care about your fancy-pants biology!

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        September 23, 2010 7:52 PM

        I think you're reading too much into a game about a virus that mutates daily and transforms people into 30-foot-tall hulking monstrosities or long-tongued abominations based on god knows what.

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