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Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1

Writer: AJ Mendez, Aimee Garcia Artist: Martin Coccolo Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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A never-ending winter's night is slowly driving an isolated town in the depths of Icewind Dale to the brink of insanity. To save them all, a perilous journey awaits a band of adventurers as they battle a furious icy god and uncover the plot of an ancient primordial evil!

Based on the massively popular game and featuring a cast of brand-new characters written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez plus writer and actor Aimee Garcia!

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Nov 9, 2020

    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: AT THE SPINE OF THE WORLD #1 delivers the goods on a rock-solid D&D story. The writing holds up against the best dungeon masters, and the art is captivating. I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 11, 2020

    All background shortcomings aside, the central story of the six characters in question feels remarkably fun, and there's enough of a contrast between each and every one of the characters to feel genuinely appealing. The fact that Garcia, Mendez, and company are able to put together as much as they are in 20 pages is quite an accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Jeremiah Gagnon Nov 14, 2020

    All in all, I am happy with the comic book. It feels like they took the best parts of a session, wrote them down, and drew out what happened for us to read and see. They leave us with a glimpse of some dastardly deeds and a glimpse of what will come next time around. I am eager to read the next issue. As a DM, this has helped me with storytelling, and I think I will be able to use what I've learned in my own games. If you play D&D, I would recommend you share this with your fellow players and DMs so you can get more of your fill of D&D content when you aren't able to play. After all, more D&D is not a bad thing, especially for those with writer's block. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 15, 2020

    The story is meant as a tie-in to the latest D&D adventure that was recently published. Usually, these tie-ins to large adventures don't interest me at all and they tend to just be a publicity grab. However, the comics that Wizards of the Coast have published recently stand really well on their own. While I think the writing team struggled introducing the entire cast in one issue, the story has the foundation for a great adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 17, 2020

    While I've played my share of Dungeons & Dragons, I'll admit my real interest in the comic was more about the writers than the subject matter. Lucifer‘s Aimee Garcia and WWE's AJ Mendez make for a great combination here kicking off the four-issue mini-series with several intriguing characters, introducing mysteries to be solved, offering up a lost city to be found, and teasing a malevolent force working behind the scenes. I'm curious to see where this journey will lead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 4, 2020

    A very solid introduction, and I'm excited where the story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Nov 11, 2020

    I love the world that Dungeons & Dragons encompasses and IDW Publishing continues to do right by the properties with their comics. Dungeons & Dragons: At The Spine Of The World #1 has me excited for more issues. There's something for everyone with these kind of stories and they put a spotlight on folks from all sorts of fantasy walks of life. At The Spine Of The World explodes with a rush of adventure from the get-go and is just the sort of tale any hardened fan of fantasy can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Nov 5, 2020

    Overall, Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1 was fine but not excellent, the story felt like it was lacking the magic that makes high fantasy exciting. Read Full Review

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