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Welcome to the Jungle is a four-part comic (also available compiled in graphic novel form) set in the world of Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files. (Interesting tidbit: Butcher originally envisioned The Dresden Files in comic form.)

Illustrated by Ardian Syaf and published by the Dabel Brothers. It was nominated for a Best Graphic Story Hugo. Welcome to the Jungle is extremely well written, as Jim Butcher is a god (at the very, very least a demi-god). It also contains amazing art. Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Unfamiliar with Harry Dresden? Shame on you. No worries. It is set as a prequel to the series. No previous knowledge of the plot is needed.

Summary of Welcome to the Jungle: "Harry Dresden is on the case again, this time investigating a brutal mauling at the Lincoln Park Zoo that has left a security guard dead… and many questions unanswered. But Dresden isn't a private detective, looking for a murderer – he's a wizard, with the ability to interact with the magical world around our own, and to see that there's much more to this case than a simple animal attack. As Dresden begins to hunt for clues to figure out who is really behind this crime, he finds himself next on the victims list…"

I absolutely loved the story, the art, and the writing. As a fervent fan of the Dresden Files I was an easy sell on this. It is an excellent read. Has anyone else read it?

Date: 2009-05-06 03:01 am (UTC)
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Interesting. I think I'll track it down. (although I'm unfamiliar with harry dresden but will be rectifying that soon)

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