Dynamite Entertainment 2015
Written by Jim Butcher & Mark Powers
Illustrated by Carlos Gomez
Coloured by Mohan
That Marcone has pretty much forced himself upon Harry and Molly in finding and fixing the current situation under the city of Chicago and has been working alongside them has been one of the delightful aspects of this short story. Their rivalry and begrudging respect for what the other can and is capable of doing never seems to get enough time in the spotlight for me. While i’ve been enjoying the book adaptations this for me is what it’s all about getting a new original story between novels keeping interest and fans happy.
Carlos and Mohan have done an outstanding job in bringing this to life. I love Marcone has this whole older hard bodied “daddy” look to him that’s not soft but well built and intimidating which helps considering all that he’s been able to do with both his own illegal endeavors but with his involvement with the Seeley Accords as well. Then of course the colouring is phenomenal and the highlight of that is seeing Molly’s hair.
I am such a huge fan of Harry’s and of course Jim’s for writing and creating him and seeing how this story played out and then ended and the continual characterization alongside the ever present threat that Harry’s gambit may not pay off keep the reader on the edge of their seat and enthralled in the story. Plus the dialogue here can’t be beat with Jim’s involvement and Mark’s own talents in storytelling they really do keep this not only firmly in between stories from the novels but they manage to keep the optimism of that time alive and well.
I’m hoping that we’ll get at least a yearly six issue limited series from these folks to keep us entertained and seeing various points in Harry’s life that we have seen before but would love to revisit. I’d love to see a story with the wolf pack again from Harry’s earlier adventures. Regardless the comics medium is a perfect place to thrill in Wizard’s life and adventures as we can finally see on the page the effects of his magic and the visualization of some of the Fae and other creatures that lurk in the city’s darker places.
Even if you haven’t been introduced to the Dresden Files yet I would recommend you pick up this series or order the trade for when it’s released so you can join the ranks of those of us who eagerly await the newest adventure. This is a perfect way to get into the books and his world with it’s solid writing, excellent characterization and what should be award winning interior artwork.