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Welcome to the jungle (The Dresden Files Graphic Novels)

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Harry DRESDEN
Enquêtes paranormales.
Consultations& conseils.
Prix attractifs.



Harry est l’ unique magicien de Chicago, et sa vie, ce n’est pas du tout cuit.
Quand la police vient le chercher pour résoudre une affaire de meurtre au zoo de Chicago, il y a de la magie noire dans l’air. Et les créatures qu’il doit y affronter font passer gorilles et panthères pour de gentils t
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Published March 12th 2010 by Milady Graphic (first published October 14th 2008)
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Mario
Not as good as the books, but still really fast and fun read! Only wish there was more Bob in it, but Dresden was hilarious as usual, so I couldn't give it any less than 5 stars.

Would recommend to anyone who's fan of the series.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Wow. This was so fun to read. I am a fan of the Dresden Files urban fantasy series, and it's wonderful to get some visuals to go along with the prose. Butcher wrote the foreword, and he said he was very happy with the way Harry comes out, that he'd always visualized Harry Dresden in this medium, since he grew up as a huge comic book fan. I'd tend to agree. I think the artist did an excellent job of capturing Harry and also Karrin Murphy and Carmichael. He captures Harry's physicality as well as ...more
Callista
Apr 21, 2015 Callista rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Harry fans
Recommended to Callista by: julia Andersen
First read 28 December, 2009. Re-read 28 January, 2012. (The 28s are just a coincidence.) Re-read 31 October, 2013--the last few years, I like to celebrate Halloween with some Harry D. Happy birthday, pal.

A 4 star read in terms of graphic novels, although very simple and streamlined in comparison to any of the regular Dresden novels. A fun, quick read.
Turns out Butcher was inspired to write Harry in part by his love of comic books and characters like Peter Parker. It makes sense. This is a nice
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Chris
It was very cool to get this episode of the Dresden Files in graphic novel comic form. The art was fantastic, really bringing Harry and Murphy (and Bob and Mister) to life.

I'm also glad that Butcher wrote the story himself. The voice was right. So often a graphic interpretation loses the author's special touch.

And of course, this cool little story of the wizard named Harry makes me want to pick up the next Dresden Files novel.

Nicely done, Jim.
The Flooze
Welcome to the Jungle is a prequel story to the Dresden Files, showing one of Harry’s earlier cases for Murph. The story is a little thin, but interesting nonetheless. The illustrations of Harry and the other characters are in line with my own imaginings, although the wizard is a little sterner-looking than he might be. There were also a few continuity issues (a missing staff here, missing glasses there).

What I found most distracting were the boxes detailing Harry’s inner monologue. Since the b
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Erin Reilly-Sanders
Not bad, but not really as engaging to me as the rest of the series. The story is good, the portrayal of the characters is acceptable- i.e. nothing wrong but tough to compare with the images in my head- and the art decent. I like my version of Murphy a litle better- a little rounder in the face, smaller, more compact, with shorter hair- which makes the contrast with some of her attitudes greater and thus more fun. But in all cases, none of the characters are blatantly wrong, such as sticking a h ...more
Patricia
This could be either a teen or adult graphic novel, since the Dresden Files fiction titles are considered to be adult titles. But if you are a fan, you will want to read this first graphic novel of the Dresden Files, particularly since it's an original story that takes place before his first title Storm Front.

Although there is a lot of violence, it is not very explicit, which makes it more acceptable for teen readers. Since I am an avid fan of the series, I enjoyed it, and particularly liked Bu
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Mike
Jul 25, 2012 Mike rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dresden fans
I recently decided to start reading through the "essential" graphic novels, mostly because I was getting a little bored with the novel I was reading and was looking for a break. While looking for a different title at the library, I came across Welcome to the Jungle. Being a big Dresden fan, I had heard of the novel before, but I had never read it. In fact, I think it's the only published Dresden literature that I had not read...so I had to pick it up.

The bottom line, Welcome to the Jungle plays
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Julianna
May 06, 2013 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Urban Fantasy or Mystery Graphic Novels; The Dresden Files
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Welcome to the Jungle was another enjoyable short story in the Dresden Files series, this time in graphic novel format. I rarely read graphic novels, but have to say that this one was quite fun. It was kind of like reading a movie or watching a book.:-) The illustrations were very appealing and complimented the text perfectly. They also expressed the emotion and action of the scenes quite well. The illustrator, Ardian Syaf is billed as a rising star in the comic book worl
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Giovanni Gelati
Right off the bat I want to say how much I enjoyed this graphic novel. It opened a door for me that I didn’t expect to go through. I have heard of Jim Butcher and seen his novels on the NYT Bestseller Lists but had not given any of them a chance. What a big mistake. The graphic novel straightened all misconceptions of his characters and his writing style out for me. I am now a huge fan. Ardian Syaf did the artwork and is an awesome collaboration.
The main character, for the uninitiated like mysel
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lynne naranek
Jim Butcher admits in the introduction that in his head, Harry Dresden plays out in comic book / graphic novel form, and so he's really excited about the opportunity to "translate" his books into this medium. "Welcome to the Jungle" is a made-for-graphic-novel prequel to Storm Front, in celebration -- and anticipation of -- the books ebing converted into graphic novel form.

I don't appreciate this medium as much as I do a regular, good old book, I admit. However, it doesn't detract from an all-t
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I wish I'd never set eyes on this piece of rubbish. Any fan of Harry should stay very far away from this graphic novel (more like a graphic short story). The story is terrible and boring, the illustrations awkward and Harry is embarrassing, there's nothing adorable or vulnerable about him. His self-deprecating just sounds like a lie. There is no subtext, no using your imagination and little even looks as it is described in the books. But worst of all, it's ultra sexist. Disgusting. It's like the ...more
Scott
I was somewhat doubtful going in to this that Butcher's Dresden novels would translate well in graphic novel form, but this really worked! Butcher himself states in the introduction that he has always envisioned his novels as comics when writing them, and here Butcher does a great job of continuing the curt dry humor and crisp dialogue of the books as well as the creepy noir setting. This didn't feel like a watered down version of the novels, in fact it is a new story / investigation set in Harr ...more
Anthony

Eh, for 4 issues I figured that there would be more story. The art is great and the story is original, but I was expecting more...
John
Though I am not a connoisseur of graphic novels (more commonly called comic books when I was a child) I picked this up on the strength of the author's reputation. I was not dissappointed. Once again Mr. Butcher provides a witty, fast-paced, spell-binding (no pun intended) story that grips the reader and won't let him go. Butcher collaborated with an up-and-coming artist on the actual flavor of the books, so we got a good look at what Dresden looks like in Butcher's mind. The only surprise there ...more
Shaun Duke
I'm familiar with Butcher's Dresden Files, but I've never read any of the books. Reading the graphic novel, thus, became my first Dresden experience, and it's a bit of a mixed bag.

Welcome to the Jungle follows none other than the infamous Harry Dresden, sorcerer extraordinaire turned mystical detective, as he takes on yet another case: a brutal murder at the Chicago zoo with too many unanswered questions for the poor Chicago PD to handle; that's why they've called Dresden, because his specialty
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Chris
I am quickly becoming a big fan of the Dresden Files and when I found this graphic novel I had to pick it up and give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this. The story of course was wonderfully entertaining. Jim Butcher does an amazing job writing an entertaining story in such a short venue. I also enjoyed reading his introduction he says he is a fan of comics and Graphic novels and jumped at the chance to work on this project. He just hadn't any idea how hard it would be. ...more
Kat
Graphic novels are definitely a different medium than traditional novels. When I first heard that these books were coming out I was worried that they wouldn't capture the characters and their attitudes effectively. This book definitely has the Harry Dresden sarcasm I know and love, though. Harry looks considerably less scruffy than I imagined, but all the narrative flavor is still there, and I enjoyed it immensely. The adaptation was well worth reading. Plus, it's a way to get more Dresden in be ...more
Sarah
Timeline wise, this would fit in to the earlier part of the Dresden Files series. Dresden is called in to investigate an odd murder at a zoo, and of course, things go downhill as only they can when he is involved. More murder, mayhem and magic ensue.

Well illustrated - I thought the graphics were spot on for the characters - and a good story. Well worth the read.
Chris
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Alesia
I've missed Harry Dresden. This was a great read, and the artwork is gorgeous. Looking forward to more graphic novel adventures with Chicago's Own Wizard.
Vorbis
I don't like comics - original ones I find hard to read (Sandman), ones with a story that has illustrations as well I find take me twice as long to read (Persepolis), and ones based off stories draw the characters wrong.

Anyway, this comic is a good enough story, well drawn, easier to follow than almost any other comic I'd read. I just don't care for the format I suppose. Also it brings into glaring light something I'd overlooked, which is the hilarity of Harry being 6'9 and Murphy being 5'0.

Al
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Sarah Maddaford
When I saw that this was a prequel to the Dresden files, I was hoping that I would get to see Harry as a teenager (and you do, briefly). Unfortunately, for me , this takes place not long before the events of Storm Front and gives you an idea of how Harry and Murphy got used to working together (even though it still isn't about their first case together). The story is well designed both graphically and in respects to plot. It was a bit too short for my tastes, but it did have to fit in a limited ...more
Cathy
I was better than I expected because I didn't realize going it that it was an entirely new story, not just an adaptation like the first Dresden graphic novel. But the format is hard because the basic story points have to be introduced again and again for every chapter since they were originally released as separate comics, taking up valuable story time. And I still hate the way Murphy looks, not just because she doesn't look how I pictured her. Well, mostly that, but she also isn't small enough, ...more
Anthony
This is a wonderful prequel to the Dresden Files. It's not often that authors of novels get to write the comic books based on their books (although it seems to be happening a little more frequently now with Marvel's adaptations of King, Hamilton and Card books that the authors at least have a hand in), so I was glad to see Butcher not only approved of the prequel but wrote it himself.

Because it's a prequel, the only on-going characters we get to see in action are Harry, Bob the Skull, and Lt. Ka
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Eric
This is a good introduction into the world of Harry Dresden, a wizard working as a police consultant in Chicago. The Dresden Files are a series of suspense/mystery/crime solving stories set in modern-day Chicago, with a supernatural twist - consider it an adult, American version of Harry Potter doing the grungy private detective routine.

I have really enjoyed the books I have come across so far - written in a 1st-person style with good humor and suspense.

This graphic novel is set as a prequel to
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Dianna
Nov 29, 2008 Dianna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: jody hampton; stephanie hatch; cris m.
Shelves: series-reading
My first graphic novel to actually get through, let alone really enjoy. I'd attribute it to already really liking the characters, but that didn't get me through the Odd Thomas graphic novel. I think attribution really goes to good writing and graphics. In the introduction to the graphic novel, the author notes that he's always pictured the Dresden Files in his head as a comic book anyway, so he was pleased to get this going.

This graphic novel totally stands alone as enjoyable to people familiar
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Icats
Welcome to the Jungle takes place before Jim Butcher’s first book, Storm Front. Here our favorite paranormal detective and wizard, Harry Dresden, is called upon by the Chicago police to help investigate a brutal animal attack at the zoo that has left a security guard dead. But as you can probably guess, there appears to be something more of a supernatural nature behind this mauling. Once again, Harry finds himself the target of some pretty wicked dark forces as he tries to figure out who or what ...more
Beanbag Love
I'm a major Jim Butcher fan, so when I heard he was going to put Harry Dresden in graphic novel form I was thrilled.

Sadly, the art is really lacking. It has a quickie, dashed off effect that makes the entire enterprise seem cheap. The same artist is doing the comic versions of early Dresden Files novels, so I'm not even bothering with them.

To be honest, I can barely draw a stick figure, but I know good comic art when I see it, and this could just be better.

And also, to be fair, the story isn'
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Michele Lee
A trademark blend of magic, noir and sarcasm Welcome to the Jungle is a full color example of why Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden is so popular.

A special consultant to the Chicago police, Harry is called in when a man is found dead at the zoo under mysterious circumstances. The brass wants to blame Moe the gorilla, put him down and be done with it. Special Investigations lead Karrin Murphy knows the evidence isn't adding up so she leaves the legwork that she can't explain to her bosses to Harry. Aft
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Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resi ...more
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