After reading IDW & Oni Press‘ Rick and Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons in a collected softcover release, I feel ready to take on the live show happening at Emerald City Comic Con! The panel takes place on Friday, 6:30pm at TCC Level 3, Room 5 in the Washington State Convention Centre. Here, writer Jim Zub and gang–Josh Trujillo, Kat Kruger and Kate Welch–through the wringer if he’s to recreate what he wrote in the book.
The four-issue comic book run released last year, back around late Summer and it offers plenty of easter eggs for fans of this role-playing game to enjoy. Fans of the Adult Swim cartoon will find this new adventure fun and exhilarating. From recreations of classic covers of many an AD&D game module to jabs at how different each edition of the game is, I was reliving my days of an avid AD&D gamer. The 80s and 90s were my time with many a role-playing game. The jokes are hard not to miss (when I’m in the know) and I loved the inclusion of Dungeon Master (from the animated series of the same name). I was in stitches since writers Patrick Rothfuss and Zub nailed this personality spot on.
Admittedly, I fell off the wagon in my posts offering my picks of Dark Horse Comics upcoming releases. Trying to review everything is tough. The summer is a busy month because of all the conventions people are going to, and to decide on what I must read or look at (or go see) has me doing the chicken without a head routine, especially when a certain co-writer is unable to post as often as I do.
As I remount to ride again, perhaps this time I can say, “Hi Ho Silver and Away!(?)” Tonto is off in the bushes, preferring to stay low key, and it’ll be up to him to decide when to return.
The material coming in this month is exciting. There are some titles I got to preview and with a thus and therefore, I offer my selections for the month. October will be heavy with horror themed picks from a variety of studios to which it will be fun to boil down to a top thirteen list.
The Black Beetle: Kara Bocek HC
This masked American hero began his adventures in Francesco Francavilla‘s blog, Pulp Sunday back in 2009. When the response was exceptionally good, new stories would appear and eventually, his adventures would drift over to Dark Horse Presents. The noir style and pulp aesthetics are at the centre of why I think this comic is fantastic. The action is kind of like vintage Batman, even though I’m feeling more of a Green Hornet action-style inspiration.
Kara Böcek is an adapted work. Here, Beetle travels to the Middle East incognito (as Tom Sawyer) to fight Nazis in pursuit of a mysterious object of terrible power–a weapon of unknown origin, older than the pyramids, which could fuel the Thousand-Year Reich of Hitler s dreams. This story originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents #28-#32 and I’m glad to see this hardcover reprint. Continue reading “Dark Horse Comics, Ed’s Picks of September 2017”