Dungeons & Dragons series features Frankenstein-inspired tale in Ravenloft

The next Dungeons & Dragons comic book story from IDW Publishing delves into the Gothic monster horror of the RPG series’ Ravenloft, as Dr. Victor Mordenheim’s daughter, discovers a new candidate for what may be a bigger league of Frankenstein-inspired creations.   Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft–Orphan of Agony Isle is the latest D&D tie-in comic book series, and its first issue is available in comic book shops now.

Here is the description from the publisher:

Miraculously revived from what appears to have been a gruesome death, Miranda finds herself brought back to life, with no memory, in the mysterious lab of the infamously talented Dr. Viktra Mordenheim of Lamordia. Through unsavory experiments, and flashbacks illustrated by a new guest artist each issue, Miranda will begin to piece together-literally one body part at a time-how she met such a horrifying fate. Who wanted her dead, and how has she found herself reanimated at Schloss Mordenheim? Miranda will be forced to reckon with why Viktra would go through all this terrifying trouble to bring her back.

A definite merger of Mary Shelley’s characters and the world of Ravenloft, the first issue by writer Zoe Quinn with artwork by Bayleigh Underwood is a good beginning, and something different than what we’ve seen from IDW Publishing’s Dungeons & Dragons tie-ins.  The first issue includes a fill-in bit of backstory by Casey Gilly with art by Corin Howell.


For fans of D&D Ravenloft campaigns, add Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft–Orphan of Agony Isle to your pull list at Elite Comics or your local comic shop.  The first issue is in stores now.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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