Graphic Novels

I took some time off from reading A Memory of light to enjoy some graphic novels.

Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Fool Moon Vol 2 by Jim Butcher

Publication Date: March 12, 2013
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

The star of Jim Butcher's New York Times bestselling novel series, The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden is a private investigator whose clients require a detective with supernatural expertise - in other words, he's a wizard for hire. The Windy City has been hit with an outbreak of savage werewolf attacks - a case made even more chaotic and challenging by the fact that Harry's uncovered no less than three lycanthropic groups, each seemingly in conflict with one another. On top of that, Harry's lost the faith of his one friend and ally among the Chicago Police Department, Karrin Murphy. Now she, along with werewolves and hostile FBI Agents, hunts Harry while he races against the rise of the next full moon to discover who - or what - is behind the string of murders!


Jim Butcher is an Urban Fantasy guru. With the second comic interpretation of Mr. Butchers Full moon, Dynamite Comics has done a great job of it again. The artwork was not the best at times, but it did do a very good job of interpreting text into art. While they leave a good bit out, they do capture the important aspects of the story and it's easy enough to read. A good job is done of not trying to cram too much dialogue into the panels.

Rating: 7/10

Blood Trail: Dawning by Matt Cochran

Publication Date: March 12, 2013
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

A Dynamite/Liquid release! Prisoner Etu, racked with guilt, re-lives the decision which led to the destruction of his tribe at the hands of an unthinkable monster generations before. The year is 1867 and nestled among the majestic mountains of the Pacific Northwest lies a Native American village on the verge of extinction. When its inhabitants become suspicious of a strange family who choose to live apart from the rest, young Etu trails the family to a camp deep in the woods only to discover that they possess inconceivable powers! When Etu reveals what he has witnessed to the tribe, his father, a powerful Witchdoctor, discloses the identity of the family and the spell he cast on them years before. An edict to exterminate the family at all costs is passed down - but when confronted by their powers, the plan only sets in motion the birth of a curse more evil than any of them could have imagined!


I envisioned this graphic novel to be a story of werewolves terrorizing Indians due to the cover. There are definitely Indians and shape-changers in the novel, but as it turns out, it's the Indians terrorizing the shape-changers. The artwork was very good throughout the book. The story, on the other hand, moved way too quick and was at times confusing. There is only so much one can fit into sixty-four pages and I believe the writer was trying to fit way to much in such few pages.

With this said, I find it very hard to give this graphic novel a very high recommendation until the second installment is read. I hope a few of the holes will be filled in with future installments of the story.

Rating: 5/10

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