The GeeksverseDungeons & Dragons #4 – Advanced Review

Dungeons & Dragons #4 – Advanced Review
Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by

Written by: John Rogers
Art by: Andrea Di Vito
Colors: Aburtov & Graphikslava
Letters: Chris Mowry
Cover Art: A- Tyler Walpole; B- Randy Green w/ Aburtov & Graphikslava
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Consulting Editor: Andy Schmidt

This is a fun book. Rogers has done a great job capturing the feel of a real D&D campaign in the pages of a comic book. In some of the dialogue you can picture the players sitting around the table joking with eachother. But beyond that this is a comic book with characters that “live” in the comic book world.

Rogers gives each of the characters a bit of development, even if it’s just a sentence or two. Tisha and Khal get the most development but it’s once again Bree that provides the books best moments.

I like how Rogers “writes” her thoughts as she tries to solve the puzzle of the trap. It’s equal part working out an equation, and equal part a perfect representation of Bree’s personality.

The actual issue doesn’t do much to advance the storyline until the very end. It’s a continuation of the group’s journey to discover the cause of the shadowplague. We haven’t known this group long, but the end and the actions of the Flaming Skull, just highlight what we have learned about the group, that they have horribly bad luck.

Di Vito does an exceptional job on this series. He captures the flow of the fight with the giant bats very well, no action jumping, movements flowing from one panel to another smoothly.

Di Vito and the colorists do a great job capturing the rushing water as it falls over Adric.

Dungeons & Dragons #4 receives
4.5 out of 5

Another fun issue of what is proving to be an extremely well done comic.

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