Saturday, July 19, 2008

Welcome to the Jungle Comics #1, #2, #3, #4


Codex Alera by Jim Butcher is one of my all time favorite series, fantasy or non, and I have been known to own a Dresden book or few... So when I stopped by Outer Planes Comics & Games in Santa Rosa to buy #'s 2 and 3 of Butcher's four part comic book series Welcome to the Jungle, it was only slightly out of character.

Unfortunately volume 1 sold out early, so I wasn't able to pick it up with volumes 2 and 3. But I just bought it at the Dabel Brothers website for a few bucks more than the original price.


Also, according to Comixology.com #4 of 4 will be released next week on Wednesday July 23, 2008. Hopefully they will carry it at my local comic shop, otherwise I'm gonna have to hit up Dabel Brothers again...

I just pulled this off of Jim-Butcher.com:

"In the city of Chicago, wizard for hire Harry Dresden switches from hunter to hunted as he continues following the trail of a supernatural killer haunting the Lincoln Park Zoo. The stakes increase and the tension ratchets higher as monstrous assassins and dark magic claim more innocent lives. Dresden must survive the killer's onslaught and turn the tables, and fast, before the body count rises -- and before the killer can reach her ultimate goal. Written exclusively for comics by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle is a brand new story set in the world of the bestselling series of novels, The Dresden Files, that's sure to enchant readers with a blend of gripping mystery and fantastic adventure!"


So far I'm really diggin' the new Dresden medium. I've always imagined the Dresden Files as comic books rather than novels just because of Butcher's fantastic visuals, so its pretty fun to see some Harry-kick-ass pictures. The T.V. show was swell, but there is no way any television show could present the same amount of action and entertainment as the books. I'm thinking that the comics are doing a better job keeping up the wow factor. I must say, Ardian Syaf's illustrations are impressive.

Also, kudos to Butcher for setting Welcome to the Jungle before any of the previously written Dresden Files books. There would've been a lot of panting and pacing in my house if he tried to make this part of his current sequence.

Now that Dabel Brothers has made an inconsequential Dresden story very successful, they're going to take on Storm Front, the first Dresden Files novel. They have my thumbs up.

(Yeah I know the of the post is pretty lame, it would be a lot easier to just say the graphic novel...But I'm not talking about the graphic novel, I'm talking about the comics. So don't fret it.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a big butcher fan, even of his fantasy books and I love the comics too. I even have the audio books that were done.

Lomax

weariedjuggler said...

I think I will buy my first Butcher audio book next November when he releases Princeps' Fury early in audio book. Viva la Butcher! Even his Fantasy? Ha Lomax you are commenting on a fantasy site! You should be saying especially his fantasy stuff ;) Don't worry, I'm just giving you a hard time. I love everything he does, but I understand people prefer some of his works over others. I'm happy to have other Butcher lovers on the site! Thank you for the feedback :)

wayne moises said...

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wayne moises said...

Dashing adventurer mercenary businessman philanthropist and bounty hunter based in Indonesia before the war set in the 1930's era Jungle Jim his real name was James Bradley an Amrican gentleman and safari hunter was based from a novel comic books magazines movie serials and tv series inspired from a story created by Alex Raymond creator of intergalactic hero Flash Gordon and a forthcoming live action movie in 2014 who gotta pay the dashing adventurer inspired by Johnny Weissmuller and a new role will be Bradley Cooper from 2010 action movie The A-Team a latest role for Warner Bros.pictures next year to be filmed in Africa Asia and United States or Canada.thanks for the information about your comments .from:Wayne

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