Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Wild Card
An uneasy peace has settled over Chicago, where an array of supernatural factions frequently battle for supremacy. Thanks to the city's only Wizard for Hire, Harry Dresden, a plot targeting magical practitioners was stopped, and the White Court of Vampires' part in it exposed. 'Gentleman' Johnny Marcone, the town's most powerful and ruthless mob boss, ...more
The majority of this is a fun look at quite a few of the main characters in this series. All the major players in the supernatural & mortal world have been tricked and pitted against one another by some anonymous enemy. Of course, it's up to Harry to find out who's the real culprit behind all the recent deaths.
Dun, dun, dunnnn!
So far s ...more
I really enjoy these Dresden Files comics. The story isn't as brilliant as the regular novels, but they serve nicely as short stories to cleanse the palate a little as we wait for the next book. I think the feel of the series is there primarily because Butcher himself contributes to the writing. And the artwork in this is wonderful! Mark Powers does a great job writing with Butcher and adapting the story to comics, and ...more
3.5 psychopathic stars
It was a pretty generic story , for Dresden. A big baddie, an almost war, and the usual suspects. But I can't determine the exact timing for this story among the novels.
Some entity is causing trouble in Chicago, and people blame each other.
We find working together again Harry and Thomas . Molly is there, too. And Murphy shows a bit of her past.
(Is weird to see Butters like that)
Still for fans of Harry a must read :) ...more
Received an advance copy from Dynamite and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...more
I generally wait for short series to finish before I start reading them in one go.
So what do you do when jim Butcher is not delivering a regular novel?- You pick up his filler comic series which are actually quite good and keep yourselves in the Dresden universe.
There is trouble afoout in Dreden's Chicago as someboy tries to set up a war between the police, the Whit ...more
What works against real success is the distractingly adolescent artwork. Hyper-sexualized characters are depicted in a ...more
A set of strange murders stirs unease among Chicago's strongest forces. Once again Harry has to use his magical diplomatic skills to help save everyone ;P. We all know how good diplomat he is, right?
As pretty much every Dresden story this one is also entertaining, filled with action and near-death experiences. ...more
The art is good, except for one complaint: the female characters all look way too similar. Murphy and Molly have the same facial structure and body type. Yes, Molly has her hair color and piercings, but those are dressing. It's lazy art. The story was ok, but it felt, for lack of a better term, chao ...more
"4.5 stars" Wild Card is the sixth Dresden Files graphic novel. According to Jim Butcher’s website, the story is set between Small Favor and Turn Coat in the greater series story arc. In this one, we have a mysterious and powerful entity who is trying to pit Chicago’s most prominent factions against each other. He has murdered two women in an attack meant to look like it was perpetrated by White Court vampires, and when one of their own is also attacked, the cops are out ...more
Let me note that this one has been previously released as a 6 part serial and now getting released as a omnibus hardcover.
I don't read many graphic novels, but I do like the change of pace from a traditional book and seem to like the supernatural stuff the better in this format.
I've had several co-workers and friends recommend reading Jim Butcher in ...more
I liked this more than the last Dresden Files graphic novel I read. Murphy was more involved in the story, and that was a definite improvement. The villain was more interesting too.
I didn't picture Thomas as built like a linebacker when I read the novels, but that's a pretty minor complaint compared to my previous ones about the depiction of the female characters, especially Molly. At least Thomas was fully dressed.
Guess I'll stick around and see how the next one is. ...more
I'm a big Dresden Files fan, but the graphic novels have been hit-or-miss for me. This one was a miss.
(view spoiler)[The art in this is nice, but it suffers from the same thing that many graphic novels do, which is too much focus on making everyone (most especially women) look beautiful/sexy all the time. Take, for example, these two female corpses:
Note the gravity-defying breasts, unnecessary cleavage, and--I love this bit--no sign whatsoever that an autopsy ...more
Harry tries to prevent a war that's brewing between the White Court vamp ...more
When two young women turn up dead with the life sucked out of them, Harry knows that this goes beyond normal everyday magic occurrences. Something or someone is unleashing horror and violence on the streets of Chicago and Harry needs to stop this.
As Harry begins to investigate he realises that this is no ordinary foe. It is something very dark ...more
This is the first of the Dresden Files that I have ever read, though I have been meaning to read Storm Front for ages now. That being said this book can be read as a standalone, at least according to me. There are no spoilers about previous books (or maybe there are and I just don’t know they’re spoilers) but all the characters are introduced in a way that you know their purpose and place in the story.
This was a pretty quic ...more
A double murder has happened, and Harry Dresden gets drawn into a case that may cause a civil war between the White Court of vampires and the city's main crime boss,Johnny Marcone. Fortunately, Harry has a sharp young apprentice in Molly Carpenter, a good frind on the police for ...more
In this one, mysterious killings all over Chicago are drawing Marcone's criminal organization closer and closer to all out war with the Raiths, the ruling family of the White Court vampires. Harry needs to prevent this disaster and solve the killings, ...more
Two stars is very generous.
I have always mostly liked the DF comics artwork, although it doesn’t break away from the classic sexist drawing of women. Gard's skirt is like, half an inch below her vag. Two young women corpses have gravity-defying boobs and aren’t allowed to look like corpses. There’s also a woman in the hospital who has gotten a severe beating yet there’s not a single bruise on her.
HOW DARE WOMEN PRESENT LIKE PEOPLE, HOW DARE THEY I TELL YOU?
Also most of the dudes h...more
The action in this latest graphic novel written by author Jim Butcher and beaut ...more