I had no idea where to best bring up this awesome SOMEWHAT new series. It seems a little extreme to create a new thread about a newer series with a mere 9 issues (still ongoing of course), BUT, it's a great read that many will overlook due to how poorly D&D can be translated into other media. So I want to help get the word out there.
This series is pure fun. The humor, the off the wall action, and just the general vibe reminds me very much of (oddly enough) The Mummy. It's a wise cracking action romp with a massive body count.This is NOT a series that takes itself seriously. I mean it opens like this...
The story is standard D&D stuff. A band of heroes (a human fighter, a dwarf paladin, a halfling rogue, an elf ranger, and a tiefling sorceress) get into whacky situations in hopes of finding gold and preforming good deeds. And I will say the heroes themselves are all fairly generic, but there's a certain charm in that.
However the awesome artwork, witty humor, and consistently kick ass fight scenes greatly elevate this comic from standard fare to something special. The Orc duel in issue #3 may be one of my top 10 greatest moments in comic history. I don't think a comic ever made me laugh so hard.
Long story short, if you like fantasy, if you want a fun simple action romp, pick up IDW's Dungeons and Dragons.
WARNING: Picture below may cause spontaneous growth of facial hair and/or body hair.
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