I present you with yet another entertaining graphic novel from Dresden universe!
Dresden Files: Down Town (The Dresden Files Graphic Novels)
by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Carlos Gómez, Stjepan Šejić
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden and his new apprentice, Molly Carpenter, intend to end the havoc caused by a mad sorcerer – one whose ambitions would have the Windy City streets carved out as his own private kingdom. But when the magical upstart enters into an alliance with the notorious mob boss “Gentleman Johnnie” Marcone, will the fast-and-loose Dresden and his young charge survive unscathed?
As usual in Dresden stories there’s a lot of action, magic, some humor and a mystery. The mystery part usually gets solved quite easily and the fighting begins :D. I like the fighting! Spells flying left and right, monsters and demons taking part in it, some mysterious curse, spell or illness that needs to be fixed. All pretty awesome. That’s kind of Dresden’s charm.
OK, I admit I’m more used to Dresden books rather than graphic novels. That’s why I’m also used to Dresden working mostly alone with an occasional help of someone in critical situations.
This time, he has Molly to help him and fight with him most of the time. It’s a nice change and since I don’t know much about her so I’m curious about this person. She seems to have quite different natural abilities than Harry and these appear to be really useful in certain situations as you can see in this story. They make quite a team.
Plus we’ve got some Marcone action here. I might not like this guy, but sometimes he’s not so bad. And his interaction with Harry is always entertaining.
And how about graphics? I liked it :D. I like this drawing style, the colors, the effects. It all makes you want to look at the graphic not only just read the text and go on.
Have you read any of the Dresden books or graphic novels?