Dungeons And Dragons #0
Did you ever play D&D when you were a kid? Anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s will definitely say yes. What was your favorite character? This book will bring you back some nostalgia. Today I will be reviewing Dungeons and Dragons #0. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. There are basically two stories in this issue. (One is good and one crappy.) The first story is a general intro to a party of adventurers doing a mission. We have all your staples. A halfling fighter, a human thief, a dwarven cleric (I assume), an elven ranger (I assume), and a magic user (not sure of race). Its a quick mission that basically gives you an idea of what each character is like, what powers they have and how they will act in the regular series. The second story is about a gladiator who gets caught and is about to be sold as a slave but escapes. And that’s the book. (Not bad for $1)
So let’s talk opinions. I loved the first story. It brought back so many happy memories of hanging with my friends with a bunch of chips (Dorito’s naturally), a few bottles of soda (Pepsi and Mountain Dew), some Entenmann’s soft baked cookies, and my dice. (We would play until two in the morning, but I digress. Back to the review.) The thief is my favorite character so far. I always played the thief in our adventures. The writer captures the essence of the thief character perfectly. (Greedy, sneaky, conniving, smart, greedy, stealthy, self-preserving, did I mention greedy?) The fight against the dragon was pure bullshit but what do you expect from a 10 page story. In real D&D, that Dragon would have killed them all in three rounds. Artistically speaking, the book was spot on. Just like I remember from my Monster Manual. The second, Dark Sun story was a waste but once again it was only a six page story. The strange, dark art did not help the book at all. If anything, it made me want to read the book even less. I hope the full story in the mini-series is better. And I hope they get someone else to draw it. As for the regular series, I’m reserving my copy as we speak. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|surprisingly got a lot for my dollar. The thief was hilarious. Great art. Nice Dragon stat card.||Dark sun story was weak. Art on it was bad too. Makes me not want to pick it up.|