Dec 14, 2013

Early Reader Review: Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin the Graphic Novel

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin 
(The Dresden Files Graphic Novels)
Publisher: Dynamite Publishing
Expected Publication: December 3, 2013

Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley and Dynamite Publishing

Goodreads Synopsis:
Harry Dresden, a Chicago private investigator and wizard, heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by Nevernever monsters. The singularly unfortunate Talbot family has suffered a curse that has decimated their number for generations, and only our hero can save them... that is, if he can survive hostile lawmen, the dark secrets of townsfolk, an ancient guardian spirit, and two deadly carnivores! Can Dresden cleanse the Talbot bloodline of its curse without a blood sacrifice of his own?

My Rating:
The Dresden Files is one of those series that I have heard ravings about, but I have yet to read them. This particular story made me want to run to the bookstore and get them right now. In this graphic novel Harry Dresden the wizard and magical detective is trying to solve the mystery of why the Talbots keep dying and it leads him to discover there is a nasty curse. He sets off to the small town to solve the crimes and save the remaining Talbot bloodline.

The full page images in the novel are absolutely beautifully drawn, full of detail and depth. The actual comic and dialogue pages do leave some to be desired. The characters are distinguishable from one another but were not anywhere near the amazing full pages and cover art.

The storyline fits really well for the graphic novel adaptation and if I see more of these on Netgalley I would happily pick them up to read, but I would rather pick up the actual books for a more in depth story with character building. I know that this particular family may only come up on this case and this case alone, but I would like to care that they do or don’t die… if that makes sense.

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