Written by James Ferguson
Published on Saturday, 29 March 2014 17:58
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War Cry Brings More Dresden Files to Comics
Dynamite Entertainment has announced the next chapter in the comic book series based on Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: War Cry. Set to debut in June, War Cry picks up four months after the events in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. Here's the synopsis from the publisher:
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.
"The greatest frustration about writing the Dresden Files is all the stories I come up with that are too small or too straightforward to write into a novel," says Jim Butcher. "One of the great pleasures I've had as a writer is getting the opportunity to tell some of those stories in a short-story format, and in graphic novels like this one! War Cry is one of the stories I always wanted to tell but never got the chance to in the context of the novels, and I'm extremely pleased with how well it's coming out."
War Cry is co-written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers. The amazing Stjepan Sejic will be handling the main covers for the series and Carlos Gomez will be drawing the interior art.
"I'm very excited to once again play a part in bringing the world of the Dresden Files to comics--and to be working with someone as talented as Carlos," says series writer Mark Powers. "War Cry will show some aspects of the war with the Red Court fans haven't glimpsed before, and it's packed with intense moments and great visuals. I hope fans enjoy it as much as I do."
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"I'm new to the whole world of the Dresden Files, but I have been having so much fun drawing this book so far, and I hope that comes through in my pages.” says series artist Carlos Gomez. “Such great characters and action…it's been amazing…and I'm only on the first issue!"
War Cry #1 will be available at your local comic shop or digital device in June, shortly after the new novel in the Dresden Files series, Skin Game.
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