The Dresden Files: War Cry #1

The Dresden Files: War Cry #1

Writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Four months have passed since the events depicted in Dead Beat, Jim Butcher's New York Times-bestselling 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council-a war the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they've dragooned the experienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago's only wizard for hire and a guy who's long been looked upon with suspicion by the supernatural authorities. Now, he's one of them, and his first big mission as a Warden is a doozy: take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who've been targeted by the Red Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and his team, alive for one very long night.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Jun 3, 2014

    Carlos Gomez does and outstanding job bring Dresden to life. He may not be how I always pictured him in my mind, but in all honesty ever since Paul Blackthorne played him in the SyFy series, my idea of him has been kind of set. The artwork is very well done; landscapes and characters are detailed and take on a life of their own within the panels. And for Gomez to keep up with the pace set by Butcher and Powers is impressive. Youve got action in just about every panel and the way Gomez illustrates them its as if watching the scene take place in full motion not just still frames. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 10, 2014

    Dresden's back in comics and this time it's war! I'm dying–figuratively, not literally–to see what happens next. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jun 3, 2014

    Dresden Files: War Cry #1 is a great start to a new chapter in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 4, 2014

    War Cry is off to a fast-paced and explosive start. The introductory issue is a little more flash/bang than story and plot, but again, if you're read Dead Beat you'll hit the ground running. This looks like one to pay attention too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jun 6, 2014

    If youve considered getting intoThe Dresden Files, this comic might be a good place to give it a try. Some stores will likely still have the previous issues for sale. If you enjoy it,Fool Moon(the second novel) came out in comics adaptation. Or you can go to the novels and catch up that way! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Aug 28, 2014

    I may be biased, but I absolutely loved this comic. It didn't have the kind of exposition that I would have preferred, kind of throwing the reader into the thick of things without much traction, but the art and action make up for it. As a fan of the series, it is excellent to see the familiar characters, specifically Remirez and Yoshimo, portrayed on the glossy page and visible for the first time. The running narrative gives the Dresden we are used to a slightly more responsible feel than we are used to, mostly due to a lack of wisecracks and witty, internal banter. All in all, a great beginning to an excellent story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Riagain27 Jun 10, 2014

    It's got great potential with a good lead in for the rest of the story, but I want to see the main character act like he's been characterized in both the past and future of this franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    bobisgod42 Jun 6, 2014

    This get a 8/10. I am actually intentionally bringing the score down 1 full point from what I think this deserves. I am doing that because I will admit to being a Dresden Files fan from the books and that is probably skewing my view of this comic. If you liked the previous Jim Butcher comics, the books, or even the short lived television series, then you owe it yourself to pick this up.

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