The GeeksverseDungeons & Dragons #11 – Advanced Review

Dungeons & Dragons #11 – Advanced Review
Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by

Written by: John Rogers
Art by: Andrea Di Vito, Nacho Arranz & Vicente Alcazar
Colors: Aburtov & Graphikslava
Letters: Chris Mowry
Cover Art: Tyler Walpole
Editor: Denton J. Tipton

This issue wraps up the Feywild arc and brings things full circle for Fell’s Five. Events that had been in motion since the first issue are resolved and the group gets a much-needed break by the end. Of course it doesn’t last long.

Rogers does good wrapping everything up. There’s plenty of action, plenty of explanation and plenty of space to tie it all together. He handles it with the series usual amount of humor, as well as lots of Adric Fell’s luck. This issue did alot to expand on some of the characters and their backstories. We get some politics and revenge thrown in for good measure. Basically this issue had it all.

It continued the feel that the series has, of being an ongoing pen and paper campaign. The plot is a DM’s dream with his players being the characters. At the same time, it is a comic book, so there are more traditional comic elements added to the drama, a potential betrayal by a cast member. I’m glad that Rogers revealed, via flashback, what happened, as this will now have us wondering when the shoe will drop and when it does, what form will it take.

Parts of the issue felt a little rushed, but overall it was well done wrapping up numerous smaller plotlines along with the major storyline, and doing it in a way that is becoming the typical “Fell’s Five way”. Meaning they somehow end up making a ludicrous plan work.

The art worked well. This issue had multiple artists but the styles were similar so that it wasn’t jarring when the switch happened. I do hope that Di Vito returns to the title solo, and full time, but IDW has done a good job in choosing fill-in artists that have a similar style. Nothing interupts a story more then jarring and conflicting art styles.

Dungeons & Dragons #11 receives
4 out of 5

An excellant wrap to the latest arc that provides a nice jumping on point for new readers next issue.

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