The Guild: Tink
Dark Horse Comics is continuing its partnership with Felicia Day’s on-line video comedy, “The Guild.” After the initial limited series, they announced some one-shots focusing on the various characters that make up the dysfunctional group of adventurers. The first was about Vork, the group’s theoretical leader. Now, it’s Tink’s turn, the one of them we know the least about.
Tink is rather hard to like. She’s the only one in the Guild we don’t have a name for, or really know anything about. She’s very attractive, and uses it mercilessly to her advantage. What we come to find out in the course of this issue is that she’s told different stories of who she actually is to her fellow Guildies. The stories range from gothic horror to bad military action movie, and her team end up comparing notes when Tink misses another outing for the Knights of Good.
They end up confronting her, and she shrugs, responding to accusations of her lying with “So?” As the others are aghast, Tink actually makes some great points. She calls them all on being honest, and says she’ll put up her name, address, etc so anyone can drop by anytime… if they will too. Unsurprisingly, most of them decline. Tink rages at them, saying she likes it how it is, she knows what she needs to about them, and it’s just about the game.
What I liked and what I didn’t:
Well, we still didn’t learn much about Tink, although it was done cleverly enough that it was a fun trip. The very last panel shows her at her computer, and we see a few clues- she’s in college, seems to be studying literature and maybe some chemistry. There are other conclusions that can be drawn, but I’m fairly sure of those. There weren’t as many laugh out loud moments as you often get with the Guild, but it was well done, befitting Felicia Day, who writes the show and plays Codex/Cyd, as well as writing the comics. Oh, and next up is Bladezz.
Tink isn’t someone I’d want to spend time with- she’s too cold and manipulative, but this stays true to her character. I did think we’d learn more about her, but that was my assumption, and it was never promised or anything.
So, if you like the Guild, I recommend this one, as I have all the Dark Horse Comics. Go to watchtheguild.com for the show, search for “Do You Want to Date My Avatar” on YouTube, as well as “Game On,” to see their two (so far) music videos.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
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