Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #1

Writer: B Dave Walters Artist: Tess Fowler Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

When war threatens the Moonshae Isles, legendary heroes return to defeat the forces of an unthinkable foe. The Forgotten Realms are changed forever as young wizard Helene and her friends grow from raw recruits on the streets of Mintarn into powerful warriors. Creators B. Dave Walters (Stream of Many Eyes, Geek & Sundry, The Rundown) and Tess Fowler (Kid Lobotomy, Critter) join forces to bring you an all-new D&D adventure of epic scope and flair!
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 20, 2019

    A Darkened Wish is a must read for any fans of "classic" fantasy, even if you've never picked up a die to play D&D. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Pastrami Nation - Carlos Melgarejo Mar 24, 2019

    Already this series feels like a grand statement for fans of the game series. Tess Fowler was made for this series; her art style really pops here. Its whimsical, fantastic and oh so magical… please dont hate me. B Dave Walters gives us a world we would like to be a part of, its silly when need be, and the consequences seem real. Im excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Mar 19, 2019

    A lively opening issue then, and with the final page throwing an intriguing wrinkle into the group dynamic, Ill definitely be coming back next month to see just what brought our cast of characters to this point. It's perhaps still a little too soon to tell exactly how this story is going to play out, but as introductions go this is definitely a strong one, and is well worth checking out if you love fantasy as much as this creative team clearly does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 20, 2019

    As with any role-playing game, the beginning is mostly scene and theme, the real action and drama are yet to come after the party gets to know each other and survive a few encounters. The creative team shows a real understanding of what questing should feel and look like, so Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish has some definite promise. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Mar 20, 2019

    IDW brings the fantastical characters of Dungeons and Dragons to life in this action-packed issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 22, 2020

    All in all Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wishprovides a solid fantasy story that delivers a interestingly executed narrative with a fine cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Mar 20, 2019

    A fascinating, fun, and frustrating first issue. A Darkened Wish will need to give its narrative and art some more breathing room to really cohere into something interesting, but all of the pieces are here for a great adventure indeed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Mar 21, 2019

    Good solid fantasy that should scratch that itch for a lot of people. I'm just not sure it is good Dungeons and Dragons. Read Full Review

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