"Those Who Speak" is a wonderful adventure, full of action, excitement and plenty of information about Isabela for the really huge "Dragon Age" fan. There's an appearance by a companion from the original game, we get our first glimpse, even if brief, of Tevinter and there's a wonderful set-up for the next volume that promises to be explosive.
But as fun as all this was, the real focus of the volume was on developing Isabela. There is a lot of back-story given on her an I mean a lot. If you were a fan of her in DA2 you are in for a good time with this comic. I'd say there is more character development here for Isabela than there was in the whole of DA2, unless your Hawke was romancing her. The Qunari are also given plenty of pages here, with more of their "philosophy" and even a real female Qunari which I believe is the first ever shown in the "Dragon Age" series.
The art is beautiful, lavish with much more energy and flair than in the first volume. There are some truly gorgeous pages, beginning with two superb illustrations by Anthony Palumbo right at the start. The script is tight and the pacing perfect, with a wonderful mix of action and story.
This is just a great comic and a great addition to this fantastic universe! Its just something any fan cannot miss. Well done!