space
space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
Comic Review: Infestation: Dungeons & Dragons #1
space
PS Hayes   |  @   |  
space

Infestation: Dungeons & Dragons #1Infestation: Dungeons & Dragons #1
Written by Paul Crilley
Art by Valerio Schiti
Colors by Scarletgothica
Letters by Chris Mowry
Covers by menton3, Livio Ramondelli, Valerio Schiti, Scarletgothica
IDW Publishing
Release Date: February 15, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

My knowledge of Dungeons & Dragons comes exclusively from the 1980’s Saturday morning cartoon. I knew going in that Infestation: Dungeons & Dragons #1 wouldn’t be starring any of those characters, but I was curious anyway. What I found was about as different as you could get.

Writer Paul Crilley introduces the world of Dungeons & Dragons in a single paragraph printed inside the front cover, which pretty much set the tone for the rest of the book.

We meet a fantastically arrogant character named Abraxis Wren, a Sherlock Holmes type detective in the world of Eberron. The book mostly follows him from one mystery to another all the while trying to keep the reader one step ahead of what’s going on. A great mystery story, but it was a little light on the whole “Infestation” part. Fans looking to buy this book solely because of the crossover might be a little disappointed, but fans of the regular Dungeons & Dragons titles will have a great time with it.

The art by Valerio Schiti is good. Damn good. For an artist, I can’t imagine what is harder — drawing places that really exist or places that are completely and totally made up. I can see both sides of the argument, but Schiti creates a world that you can believe exists somewhere, someplace, sometime. The characters all seem to fit seamlessly together and when the monsters from the Infestation crossover show up, they look out of place, yet believable in that universe. Very nicely done.

All in all, if you’re a Dungeons & Dragons fan, as I said before, you’ll really enjoy this book. If you’re buying it just for the Infestation crossover, I’d give it a wait until it’s collected. It doesn’t seem to be a crucial part of the storyline and while it’s an entertaining read, it doesn’t justify buying it soley on those merits.

space
space
Previous Article
space
Next Article
«
»
space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr space
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed space
space
Amazon.com
space
space
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
space
2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2018 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space