Review: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men

 

Publisher: Dynamite
Author: Jim Butcher
Release: February 13th 2018
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 3.5

I received a copy of Dog Men from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

If you’ve been following the Dresden Files (either the novels or the graphic novels, or both obviously), then you’ve got a pretty good idea of the world that’s been established. Dog Men fits into that world (of course), though it feels more like an aside than part of the main plot.

Spoiler Warning

I mentioned above that Dog Men feels more like a brief aside or short story than part of the greater plot that’s been forming in the series, and it’s true. Though I’ll pretty much accept any excuse see Listens-to-Winds again. He’s one of my favorite higher ranking wizards for the series, so obviously I adore seeing him be a pivotal character for this graphic novel.

It sort of felt like the focus of this volume was to have Listens-to-Winds teach Harry how to better control his emotions and think through his actions. Granted, I absolutely believe that Harry needs to learn both of these lessons, but I don’t believe he could learn them in such a short time frame. There’s a plot to hold up these lessons, but it isn’t the most solid one out there (though it could be worse…so I really shouldn’t complain).

There’s a lot of destruction and…carnage for this volume. So if you’re hoping for a light and easy read, this isn’t the story for you. However if you’re hoping for some more fighting and gore than the usual comic provides, this will probably be fine with you.

I loved the artwork for this issue – Listens-to-Winds is pretty much exactly how I pictured him, and it was great to see other characters like Dresden (obviously) and Mouse (can an animal be my favorite character in the series? If so, Mouse is totally my favorite).

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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