Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Down Town
The undeniable star of the show was Molly. Well, and Mouse. Because...um, he's Mouse. But Molly is the human breakout star of the show. Then again, if I had my way, Butcher would write a spin-off about her so I could read her solo stories.
Anyway. Molly did her cool sidekick stuff. Mouse did his cool temple dog stuff. And Harry pulled out his staff, fought a crazy wizard, forzared a golem, and saved the day.
I can't say this was my favorite Dresden ...more
Stars and stones! It's great to get a new story in the Harry Dresden series. One thing that I really like about these graphic novels, is that Butcher himself is involved in the writing. That makes the characters and pacing fit what fans of the longtime series are used to.
The art is pretty darn good too, capturing the characters in a way that's close to what I'd pictured them as by reading the books.
This story ...more
-Original story. Set after White Knight (Dresden Files, #9)-
Harry Dresden + Molly + Marcone + Mouse + Undertown? Hells bell, yeah.
But it was disappointing . After the great artwork at Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry , this is a dive for the worst. It didn't seem the same crew of the other graphic novel, though it is :/ This is most evident in the first issue Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town #1.
The drawing is very simple; and the story had no surprises, lacks 'feeling ...more
Just in case you don't know yet, I LOVE The Dresden Files series! It is one of my favorite series of all time. The 16th book in the series (Peace Talks) is going to be released in 2016. Despite having 15 books in the series so far, the series is still going strong. That is mind blowing! I find it hard for a series to continue on this long and the quality no ...more
The six-issue series I read in one go and form a nice story to keep one busy w ...more
nice artwork, loved how the artist portrays Mouse and maconie, not sure about molly but i can live with it.
got a very nice storyline, tells a little bit more the chicago undercity which is good.
great for us harry fans who are waiting for the next book to come out.
so a very enjoyable 4star romp read.
Harry Dresden is Chicago’s local wizard-for-hire and his apprentice, Molly, are ready to stop a dark sorcerer who has made an alliance with a mob boss in this Dresden Files graphic novel. I have never read a Dresden Files novel and I was worried going in that I’d be completely lost, but I wasn’t. The art and plot line for this graphic novel is intense and has a great supernatural element. This is fun to read and...more
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I loved this book and it was my first experience of The Dresden Files and it has definitely left me hungry for more. I found the characters really interesting, although I would have enjoyed a little more character development.
The plot was exciting and moved at the perfect pace. I found myself desperate to keep turning the pages to find out what was ...more
"4.5 stars" Down Town is the fourth original Dresden Files story that’s been published in graphic novel format. It’s a fun, action-packed adventure in which Harry must stop an evil sorcerer who has unleashed a Golem on Chicago. The Golem appears to be targeting business owners who’ve paid for John Marcone’s “protection.” Harry and his apprentice, Molly, along with his faithful dog, Mouse, track the creature all the way to Undertown, where they find its maker. Marcone ends ...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/I came into Down Town without having read any of the Dresden Files series. As an introduction to the series, it stands on its own without losing the uninitiated reader. Yes, there is likely a lot of undercurrent between the characters that would have added to the depth of the story. But all the same, I had no problem following the plot and understanding the characters and their personalities/motivations.
Story: A killer i ...more
Offering a new Harry Dresden story in graphic novel form, DOWN TOWN is a glimpse of a time in Molly's apprenticeship that was a simpler, gentler moment in the Dresden household. This being Harry, however, there is still plenty of death, danger, and magical megalomaniacs.
When enjoying a graphic novel, especially one that is bringing to life familiar and beloved characters, the physical representation of said characters is important. This book's Harry Dr ...more
Very old-fashioned looking cover art, with a garish purple frame. The chapter covers were well done, though.
Molly has cool hair, Harry's three-day beard is down right silly. All the hairs are lined up next to each other, not very natural looking...
The art in general is solid, but nothing spectatcular or inventive. Your standard comic. Animals are not the ...more
Harry finds himself with a new apprentice named Molly Carpenter. She might be more powerful than Harry in some ways, but she shares some of his riskier habits. That may come in handy since there is a rogue wizard running around Chicago. A couple strange murders has Harry on the case and even possibly in alliance with one of ...more
Chicago has had another homicide rating high on the Weird Shit O’Meter and Lt. Karrin Murphy has called in wizard extraordinaire and PI Harry Dresden as a consultant. Yep. It’s supernatural and with some help from his apprentice Molly Carpenter they’re able to narrow down the pool of suspects. When mob boss “Gentleman Johnnie” Marcone sticks his nose into Harry’s (and Murphy’s) business Harry doesn’t let that stop him from trying to take down whatever or whoever it is tha ...more
What happens when a completely mundane (but very smart) mobster becomes a legitimate member of the supernatural community by signing an important treaty? He obviously is going to extend his protection racket to the realm of the supernatural. And of course, some nutball whacko is going to try to challenge him.
This wa ...more
If there is a why not it is that as usual Dynamite's selection of artist for a series leaves something to be desired. I can walk thru mediocre or bad art pretty easily, but I found depictions of Murphy and Molly, and oh ...more
This was my first encounter with The Dresden Files, even though I've heard all about it from friends. Even though this clearly isn't the first story, there's enough background information that I didn't feel lost while reading it. The art is really well done and the characters are unique and interesting in their own right. I'm definitely motivated to hunt some of the other titles from this series down and give them a perusal. I'm glad I got the chance to read thi ...more
Like most of the Dresden short stories, this comic is a one-off, mostly outside of the larger narrative. It requires long, borderline-patronizing explanations of what's going on, but doesn't add anything to the larger story. Meh.
Character development in this tiny, short comic was extremely limited. I didn't feel that I learned anything new about anyone. Many interactions were barely ...more
A misc bad-guy is sending golems in to Chicago & killing people who are under the protection of mobster Marcone. It's standard fare for Butcher & a nice little addition to the Dresden world. If you already enjoy the longer novels, you'll like this.
My biggest complaint is that Molly is dressed like this for the entire book. In winter.
I love the hair & the piercings, but women do actually have internal organs.
While it's a shockingly ...more
My other complaint is that Harry doesn't consistently sound like Harry.
"Whatever he ingested is rapidly metastasizing into ...more
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 t ...more
Jim Butcher is a fairly well known author and that was one of the reasons I was drawn to this book. I have some interest to read his Codex Alera series and after reading this comic book, I’m definitely going to start The Dresden Files.
Harry Dresden is a wizard who lives in Chicago and occasionally helps out the authorities where he can. He has his apprentice, Molly Carpenter who got on the bad side of ...more