Monday, January 13, 2014

Review ~ Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle
by Jim Butcher
illustrated by Ardian Syaf
genre: Adult, graphic novel, fantasy,

Summary (Goodreads): When the supernatural world spins out of control, when the police can’t handle what goes bump in the night, when monsters come screaming out of nightmares and into the mean streets, there’s just one man to call: Harry Dresden, the only professional wizard in the Chicago phone book. A police consultant and private investigator, Dresden has to walk the dangerous line between the world of night and the light of day.

Now Harry Dresden is investigating a brutal mauling at the Lincoln Park Zoo that has left a security guard dead and many questions unanswered. As an investigator of the supernatural, he senses that there’s more to this case than a simple animal attack, and as Dresden searches for clues to figure out who is really behind the crime, he finds himself next on the victim list, and being hunted by creatures that won’t leave much more than a stain if they catch him.

Written exclusively for comics by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle is a brand-new story that’s sure to enchant readers with a blend of gripping mystery and fantastic adventure.

My Thoughts: This is a prequel to the Dresden File series of books. Jim Butcher says in the intro that when he is writing the books he pictures them in graphic form. It was interesting to see the story the way he does.
The characters were pretty close to what you expect if you know the series. The only one that was off for me was Karen Murphy, not sure quite what was wrong but she didn't look right to me.
This is a nice intro to the world and some of the main characters along with a new story for people familiar with the series.

Rating: 4

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