I love the Dresden Files! I did get a little tired of them so I stopped reading at about book 6.. but this graphic novel makes me want to go back into the world of Dresden. Thank you to netgalley for this ARC copy... I received it for free for an honest review. Here is the goodreads description:
I originally requested this book for my husband. He finished the Dresden File books (the entire series) in a 2 month period. When I found out that Ghoul Goblin was an original story I was in! I read the series up to like book 6 or 7 and then got a little burnt out. So I hadn't read the series in a while. What I really like about this particular graphic novel is that you don't have to be a reader of the books to follow along. Actually, you get totally introduced to the world of Dresden.
I did read the other Dresden graphic novels, Storm Front and Fool Moon which are retelling of the books. I really don't love those types of graphic novels and am usually disappointed in them. This on the other hand is a fun new story. I mean... the comic book even had a little twist in the plot! I liked the artwork but didn't love it. The backgrounds where beautiful but I pictured Harry Dresden a little more manly... he seemed young in this book to me. Though I guess in the timeline of the series this book takes place between books 2 and 3 when Harry is around 25 years old. So the art is accurate my imagination is not (artist is Joseph Cooper). :)
I like all the supernatural characters that are featured in the comic. Just like in the books... someone comes to hire a wizard which is Harry Dresden to help them solve a case that seems supernatural. In this case it's a police officer and we discover a family that has had an ancient curse on them from Egypt (some of my favorite art in the book was the Egypt scenes). By the way.. anyone else think the title is a spoiler of sorts?
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