I think he is. Briefly, I guess. I don't know. Is this series an opposite to the actual games? Mission Vao is a lot younger in these comics than the game, though, so it could take place some years before. Please read them- they're a good read. But... be aware, volume five takes place in the two part series of Vector. The artwork isn't good, but the story is. You have to get both graphic novels of Vector for the whole side story that spans across a few time lines. That and you can always read about it on Wikipedia.