The Dresden Files: Down Town #1

The Dresden Files: Down Town #1

Writer: Mark Powers, Jim Butcher Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Another all-original story tale of the Dresden Files! Months after the events depicted in Jim Butcher's New York Times bestselling White Night, the War between the Red Court and White Council rages on. But vampires are far from the only supernatural threat Chicago's only wizard for hire must stand against. Someone has unleashed an entity unlike any Harry has yet encountered - and it has begun targeting the innocent, seemingly indiscriminately. Along with his apprentice, Molly Carpenter, Harry must uncover the truth behind this new predator... no matter how far into darkness he must descend.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 21, 2015

    The perfect mix of mystery, thrills, humor, and magic. It must be magic because this series is topping the previous Dresden comic adventure. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Feb 10, 2015

    For a lapesed Dresden Files fan, Down Town was a great reminder of why I fell in love with these books in the first place. Great characters and great mystery stories that blend supernatural with real crime. Down Town is definitely off to a great start! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Daniel Pearson Feb 12, 2015

    A strong first issue in this all new case for Dresden. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Sep 17, 2015

    Overall, this is a really enjoyable collection, both for fans of the novels and comic fans who may have never read a novel ofThe Dresden Files, and I'm really happy that I was able to give it a read. I've mentioned already thatThe Dresden Files: Down Townhits all the points that you'd be looking for in a story set inHarry Dresden‘s world; it's not an adaptation of a previous novel, and for that, I'm glad. It meant I wasn't comparing it to a novel that I had already read and enjoyed, and so I was able toallowthe graphic novel to stand alone on its own merits. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 9, 2015

    If you have been away from the Dresden Files for a while, or simply looking for your next magic mystery fix, The Dresden Files: Down Town #1 has what you want, Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Feb 11, 2015

    Jim Butcher'S Dresden Files: Down Town #1 is pretty good but has some issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Feb 11, 2015

    Down Town" is pure, unadulterated Dresden, and this is unapologetically the beginnings of a great graphic novel. And who knows, maybe someone whos a total non-fan can prove me wrong, and love this too; I hope so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Project-Nerd - Matt Carter Feb 11, 2015

    All of that said, with an easy to follow premise and a well set up “jumping on” point, Dresden Files: Down Town reads like an airport crime novel, and that's not necessarily a put down or a turn off here. Some comics, like many movies or television shows, are meant to be fun, predictable, and easily digested. Dresden falls under that category. Again, the book isn't revolutionizing the landscape of comics plot-wise, but that doesn't seem to be the point here. It's a high-concept, hard-boiled "whodunnit" mystery, shrouded in the occult, and it's a fun read despite some pitfalls. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 11, 2015

    Jim Butcher and Mark Powers deliver a solid script that I feel is let down by some generic artwork with The Dresden Files: Down Town #1. This is a story that will, most likely, read best as a graphic novel, as the pacing is similar to that of a novel and therefore the ending of this chapter just sort of "occurs" rather than getting readers ecstatic for more. This story could use a punch of style, visually, and some flair that fits the characters better than the generic representations they are currently stuck with. Read Full Review

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