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
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?