Fell’s Five go on a quest for Adric’s girlfriend’s father in order to escape the Feywild. Today I will be reviewing Dungeons and Dragons #9. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Dungeons And Dragons #9
So let’s talk about the book. With the help of Toveliss, Adric’s girlfriend’s nigh omnipotent father, Fell’s Five manage to defeat the gnolls attacking them and save the gnomes. Afterwards, they accompany Toveliss to his castle which is hidden beneath a waterfall inside a mountain. Toveliss informs them that the only way back to their plane is to retrieve the Guide of Gates from the city of Al’Bihel, the place where Adric first met the lord’s daughter. With no other choice, Fell’s Five go on the quest. After passing through a dryad’s forest and defeating the dryad protecting it, Fell’s Five reach the city. What they find is a graveyard. It seems that the mad Fomorian giant Thrumbolg has been to the city and killed everyone in it. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. So this is the first issue in this series that I honestly have to say was a little bit slow. This was basically a getting ready issue. There really wasn’t that much action going on. I was looking for some sort of random encounter but I expected a better fight with the Dryad. Khal’s poetry was pretty lame and too damn philosophical of a reason to get out of a fight. I did enjoy the magic lesson by Tisha. We get a little bit of a closer look into her personality. What was lacking this issue was the humor. We really didn’t get any. The few attempts made at a joke were weak and really fell flat. In general, I have one big gripe with the series so far. From issue one, it has been the Adric show and I really want the focus to be shifted to every member of the party. I want Bree’s backstory. That would definitely be a great story, I think. I want more action and more humor. I understand taking a break to relax for a bit but can’t we have one comic that just refuses to do that? One that continues pounding us over and over with thrills and excitement. That’s what a game of D&D is all about. Non stop action, laughs, and excitement. For the first time, this issue failed to capture that spirit. The art, at least was exceptional. Great use of shadows and amazing displays of magic. The dryad and her forest were stunning as well. I hope next issue picks the pace back up and returns the humor as well. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|a good story. nice plot progression. cool art.||not enough action or humor.|