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Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book

(Dream Daddy #1-5)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  474 ratings  ·  168 reviews
Oni Press presents Dream Daddy, a comics series based on the acclaimed Game Grumps visual novel video game!

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relat
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Oni Press
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Shin Mon Thway
First of all, I’ve never played “Dream Daddy” game but after seeing this graphic novel, I went straight to Steam and purchased it right away. I mean you get hot daddies and dating between them so what more could you need?!?! 😁 That being said, I’m thinking I might probably have enjoyed this graphic novel more if I had played the game first. While there’s nothing wrong with this comics, I don’t really know the characters and I didn’t get enough time with them to really learn about them. 🙂 All com ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
A must-read for any fans of the Dream Daddy game!

This was absolutely adorable, hilarious, and so heart-warming. It follows the different dads of Dream Daddy - sometimes in relationships with one another, sometimes as rivals or friends - and is unapologetically diverse, queer as hell, and gorgeous, to boot. I love Dream Daddy so I was absolutely ecstatic to see this graphic novel's existence, and I'll definitely be purchasing a finished copy for my shelves when it releases!

Thank you so much to th
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you have already exhausted all dialogue options in Dream Daddy and miss all the humour and wholesome gay/bi dads, try checking out this comic. Or at least that's what I did.

For a Dream Daddy comic anthology, there was surprisingly little romance, but lots of friendly bonding the different dads, which was almost better. After all, we get plenty of romance in the game itself, but do we get Robert stalking Damien because he thinks
Jay G
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
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*Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the copy in exchange for my honest review*

This comic book follows the five Dad's from the popular game 'Dream Daddy'. Although I found the stories fun, I think a bit of a backstory to each Dad would have been helpful going in as I had no idea anything about them whatsoever, having never played the game before. I liked how the art style and
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I got an ARC of this book.

Did you know that I am absolutely obsessed with Dream Daddy? Well I am. Since the very first moment I was told about it, I followed it religiously. The game itself is amazing cute and I am all for it. I have not been able to play it myself, due to my computer hating to function, but I have lovingly followed other people playing it and studied the characters. I am all for this comic.

The comic itself reads like fanfiction of
Rod Brown
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I almost closed the book when I found out in the introduction that it is based on a video game that I have never played or even heard of. But I plunged in, intrigued by the concept: a bunch of single LGBTQ dads living on a cul de sac are friends, lovers and a parenting support system. Unfortunately, it was just a bunch of boring, unfunny short stories about characters with little to no personality put together by a bunch of creators I neither know nor am impressed by -- with the exception of cov ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, rep-trans, rep-gay
I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

This was fun! Five different stories following the dads from the dating simulator game and they were all different and fun to read. I would say having previous knowledge of the game is helpful to have some context of the characters' personalities and priorities, although it's certainly not necessary. But I have to admit that even having played it when it came out it too
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Even if you have never played Dream Daddy, which apparently a computer game of some kind, you can still read this, the way I did, as some cute love stories between different dads that make up this community.

The stories are all PG. There is nothing that is sensational or pornographic. These are all sweet, funny, cute stories about dads that live in the same community and interact with each other.

In this volume there were five short stories, written by the games creators, and who would know their
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, since I wasn’t familiar with the game Dream Daddy. But it was entertaining and wonderful artwork by various artists all bringing a different style to the graphic novel. If you like the game, I’m sure this graphic novel won’t disappoint!
Thank you to Oni Press and NetGalley for this advanced copy, my opinions are my own.
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Disappointing. The stories went nowhere without even being entertaining and the various art styles were conflicting, making the changes between chapters jarring. Reading the "behind the scenes" content in the end was very illuminating, though. I'm sad it didn't work for me.

**Thank you to NetGalley for my free coply of this comic book. All opinions are my own.**
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this immensely! It was a great collection of little additional stories about the characters I've come to love playing the game. It was great to see more interactions between the dads themselves and not only our dadsona's adventures with them. There was also a range of art styles, with a different creative team for every issue, and I liked them all. I highly recommend this title, especially to the fans of the game.
ngọc ♡


Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book is a collection of five standalone stories about the dads in Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, the acclaimed visual novel video game. I haven’t played the game yet, so I’m not familiar with the world or any of its characters. This comic was my first introduction to it, but it isn’t really meant to be one, so I got a bit confused at first. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed these cute stories. My favorite is the first
Angela ♡
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve never played the game, but surprisingly was a cute read. Plus, all those daddies, amirite?
As soon as I saw that this book was available to request on Netgalley, I knew that I had to read it! This is a companion graphic novel to the game Dream Daddy.

Now, a confession - I haven't actually played the game. But I heard so much about it when all my friends were playing it that I felt like I already knew the characters. I would probably recommend playing the game before reading the comics, but I didn't find it too much of an issue.

A lot of the stories don't actually focus on romance, but
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley for an e-ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun and quick read based on the computer/video game of the same name. It features the same characters and plays with the relationships all the dads in this community have with one another.

I had actually read two of these stories before, having purchased the single editions when they came out, so was excited to read the rest of the stories that complete this trade.

My favourites were probably the first and last st
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I was surprised to learn that this was a game. I love when things branch out to comics!

This comic provides different stories of single dads and their relationships with each other and their daughters. There is romance, games, father-daughter activities, vampire vibes and friendship. It was cute and sweet. There are different art styles in here and I think this was really great to contrast the different stories

My main complaint about this is I wish there was more to each of their stories. I felt
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This comic book revisits the world of the "Dream Daddy" game. I love the fact that we have a new narrative about a bunch of pretty diverse cast of middle aged queer men.
The volume encommpasses 5 issues. Each issue is a closed story and has different dads in focus and is made by different creative team. I loved them all, had so much fun reading them. However, I must admit I enjoyed the first 2 issues ("Much Abird About Nothing" - focused on Craig and "Let the Right Dad In"- focused on Robert and
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley

actual rating: 4.5

This was so cute! I love the Dream Daddy game so it's always nice to see new related content for it. This book is made up of five short stories featuring the dads from the game and their kids [and a couple of different cute dadsonas]. They were all really fun and have the same great dialogue that I love from the game, but the one where Robert thinks that Damien is an actual vampire was definitely my favorite. I would totally rea
Kai (CuriousCompass)
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'd like to see more of Craig and his boyfriend! Volumes 1, 2, and 5 were the best for me. 3 was super cute. 4 felt kind of boring but had some fun ideas to play with if nothing less! I'd love to see a sitcom or animated show set in this world, they should capitalize on the popularity of the brand some more. Definitely a cute, fun read for anybody looking to get into comics or who likes the idea of the game but doesn't want to play it.
Macklin R
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Like any collection of stories, some are stronger than others. My favorite by far was "Dungeons and Daddies." This collection did an amazing job of capturing the spirit and fun of the game.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
This was interesting. Far be it from me to say gay stories can't be for a younger crowd but that usually applies to gay stories about younger characters. This oddly read like a YA/all ages book but it starred dads? It was baffling. The language and the storylines were so incredibly kid friendly.

Each issue is about a different character and a different story, often with different artists and writers. I think I enjoyed the vampire story the most. Brian was my favorite dad, the ginger bear. All in
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I decided to give this a shot because comic and dating dads. What I got was a comic and dad, most of whom were not overtly dating. I enjoyed the first comic the most out of all of them. I liked the story, the characters and the artwork.
I wasn't expecting different artists for each comic, so the difference in art styles was a little jarring and felt a little disjointed when characters in common from story to story looked vastly different.
If the title didn't say Dating, I am not sure I would have
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Dream Daddy is a collection of short comics set in the cul-de-sac full with single dads, as known from the popular visual novel game of the same title.

The stories work best when you know the game and are already familiar with the characters, especially their quirks and who is who (both the dads, their children and other side characters.)

Each comic is written and drawn by different artists in a wide variety of different styles - there should be something for everyone in there.

Each stor
Melissa Jacobson
This was so much fun! The art was gorgeous and I just loved seeing the characters of such an amazing game back in full force. My favorite story was easily the Dungeons and Dragons one. I was cracking up while reading it and the art was gorgeous.

Booktalk -
*ARC was provided by Oni Press through NetGalley.

So I knew what Dream Daddy was going in to this, but at the same time, I haven't played the game. I thought this was pretty cute but kind of wanted more, and that might have not been the case had I played the game beforehand.

Out of the five short stories, Much Abird About Nothing was easily my favorite - I really loved how cute it was and wanted to see storylines with more depth in this collection. The artwork was also my favorite out of all of th
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtqia, 2019
I received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you as always to Netgalley for sending this to me!

For a brief and awesome week of my life, I was hooked on the Dream Daddy Dating Simulator game. If you're unaware, the purpose of Dream Daddy is simple: create your hot dad. Date other hot dads. Find true love.

While I ultimately did not achieve my goal of sealing the deal with my Daddy of choice (still mad about it, CHARLES HUMPERDINK AND DAMIEN BLOODMARCH WERE MADE FOR E
Sheila Loosevelt
I was provided this graphic novel (as an advanced reader copy) by NetGalley. All views expressed in this review are my own.

I wanted to pick up the Dream Daddy graphic novels (yes, plural as I originally read each separately on my kindle) due to the fact that I played and truly enjoyed the video game of the same name, which I believe was developed by Game Grumps. If you are trying to decide whether to read the graphic novel or play the game first, I highly recommend that you play the game before
Received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review

Dream Daddy comic anthology is inspired by Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator game, which I personally enjoy and love playing. Anthology consists of five different stories, centred around your favorited Daddies from Maple Bay, created by variety of different authors and illustrators, also including an introduction and bonus commentary by game co-creators, Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw. Stories tell backstories and new adventures of all the dads
Ije the Devourer of Books
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This colorful graphic novel is based on the Dream Daddy game.

'Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator' is a game where you play as a Dad and your goal is to meet other Dads. I haven't played the game but this graphic novel is a volume of five comics based on characters from the game.

I liked the graphic novel and I enjoyed reading it but I thought the stories were a bit too short and could have explored the characters in more depth than they did. My favorite story was the first story in the volume
Eiri Brown
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of LGBTQ+ comics and aspiring comic creators
Shelves: graphic_novels
If you are looking for some additional Dream Daddy content with an excellent casting of fantastic creators in the comics industry, this graphic novel is for you!

I have been wanting to read the Dream Daddy comics for a while. After being a fan of the characters, being a huge fan of a buncha creatives from Twitter (such as ARTROAN and C. Spike Trotman) and seeing they were going to collaborate on this project - I was really keen on grabbing this on comiXology. And finally, when I got to read it...
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