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Dork Covenant (Dork Tower #1)

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Release your inner nerd with Dork Covenant, the first collection of the critically acclaimed comic book by cartoonist John Kovalic. From dragon-filled dungeons to star treks, from comic book conventions to internet naughtiness, Dork Tower is the comic that put the "cult" back into sub-culture. Join Matt, Igor, Ken, Gilly the Perky Goth and Carson the Muskrat in their uproa ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Dork Storm Press
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This is an interesting read for me.

For one, it's set in Madison, the city when I grew up.

For two, this first volume features comics that were written in the mid to late 90's, a time when I was firmly entrenched in the geek scene.

That was back when I had the time to play tabletop games, LARP, and play and trade Magic like a demonic spice merchant.

As such, it was really interesting to see this comic chronicling those times. Poking good-natured fun at each of those geek pass times. The humor mi
Stewart Tame
Ah, Dork Tower! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Practically overnight, gaming-related comics became a genre, with new titles springing up left and right. DT distinguished itself early. John Kovalic seemed to draw just a little bit funnier, his comic timing just slightly more impeccable. There's a rhythm to his dialogue, cresting in waves of humor that are pure delight to read. This is the book that started it all. See Matt and Gilly meet (sort of) for the first time! See Matt's first ...more
this was written during the late 90s at the twilight of my role playing days. creates a warm fuzzy feeling for me and also brings about some very awkward times. a strong memory of afternoons lost at between books and figuring out what comes next.
Mark Junk
Wow this takes me back to my HS/College days. I loved every page!
Apr 09, 2014 Jill rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: comic
Bought this on a whim and somehow ended up with an autographed copy.
I've been vaguely aware of Dork Tower for a while, but hadn't opened up any of the comics. If you're a gamer of any sort (even in the most casual way), something here will resonate with you. If you're any kind of dork (nerd, geek, whatever your preferred terminology), Dork Tower gets you. I have decided that I definitely prefer collections of comics to single issues. I'm not patient enough to wait for the next issue and my apartment is too small to house the stacks of books and comics that are a ...more
Great and funny comic about role playing and all nerdery!
A collection of comic books and comic strips by the guy who illustrated my favorite game series: Munchkin. The world of Dork Tower is a direct self review of what it is like to be a gamer: obsessed with new dice that always hate us, DMs who are too challenging, friends and their drama, and that one girl in every group we a fall in love with cause she is the only girl!
It says I've read this before but I don't remember and it's still pretty dang funny so i'm reading it now.

Yep total hilariousness. I love the goths they are great. This really helped me get through my gaming withdrawals. I haven't role-played in about a year except for at the last game-day event I went to about 4 months ago. I really need to geek out.
Cute, but I'm not gamer enough to truly appreciate Dork Tower; I'm just geek enough to want to.

The game included at the end of the volume looked fun, but was sadly a three-person game discovered during a two-geek social situation.

Reading order: 1
Publication order: 1 (2000)
Chronological order: 1
Christian Petrie
Probably one of my shorter reviews, as there is not much to say. If you like Dork Tower here is a glimpse into the early days. The drawings a slightly different from today, but still as funny. If you are into RPG, gaming, and all around geek humor, you will love this collection.
Lady Entropy
The gang and the story is still getting in stride and while it lacks the complexity of Knights of the Dinner Table's storylines, it is endearing and funny and adorkable.
Morbus Iff
Meh. It hasn't aged well, and the whole goth thing was bOOoOring.
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John Kovalic’s cartoons have appeared everywhere from his hometown WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (Madison, WI) to the NEW YORK TIMES and DRAGON MAGAZINE. His creations include the sell-out comic book sensation DORK TOWER and “DR. BLINK: SUPERHERO SHRINK,” as well as SNAPDRAGONS, NEWBIES, WILD LIFE, BEACHED, and panel cartoons including MURPHY’S RULES, THE UNSPEAKABLE OAF and others.

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