Something about Hawkins's presentation of facts–the way he uses his protagonist to narrate her past from her present, it makes Tales of Honor very palatable. There are a lot of absurd details, like how the protagonist has the psychic cat who she keeps with her. And takes with her on diplomatic meetings.
But Hawkins sells it, because the comic never refers to other sci-fi. It's always set in its own thing, which is probably a benefit to being an adaptation not just of a novel, but a series of novels. Hawkins can work in the texture.
Speaking of texture, it's amazing I read this comic not just because I don't read complicated sci-fi, but because I loathe the art from Sang-Il Jeong. Either in an attempt to seem futuristic or just save on traditional artist, the whole thing is CGI. The figures are atrocious, animals worse.
Still, it works out.
On Basilisk Station, Part Two; writer, Matt Hawkins; artists, Sang-Il Jeong and Linda Sejic; letterer, Troy Peteri; editor, Besty Gonia; publisher, Top Cow Productions.