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Review by C.J. Bunce

The Forgotten Realms have never been more fun, as the familiar setting continues to expand and flesh out fun characters like warrior Minsc and miniature giant space hamster Boo, half-elf/thief/poet Krydle, cleric Nerys Kathon, halfling rogue Shandie Freefoot, and Delina, the young moon elf wild magesorcerer, all in the pages of IDW comics.  Writer Jim Zub is back partnering with artist Max Dunbar in Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides IDW Publishing and Wizards of the Coast have brought forward the best from the D&D game books and card games, and combined good fantasy storytelling with classic artwork like you’d find in D&D manuals and great humor fantasy like Mike Wieringo’s Tellos.  It’s also the closest thing to Don Bluth’s video game Dragon’s Lair since Dragon’s Lair.  The latest D&D graphic novel and next adventure in Baldur’s Gate arrives in comic shops and online stores this week.

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Review by C.J. Bunce

It’s marketed as “Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs,” which is pretty unsettling to begin with.  It certainly looks like Disney’s 101 Dalmations.  The first issue of the new five-part monthly comic, Stray Dogs, offers a touching introduction about a little dog named Sophie who is rescued into a house of a dozen dogs.  She’s taken under the care of a dog named Rusty, but soon remembers the circumstances of leaving her past home–the new human in charge might be a murderer.  It’s the stuff of high drama carefully revealed and beautifully illustrated.  And damned creepy.  One more thing:  Paramount Animation has already apparently bought the film rights.

Check out a preview of the first issue of Stray Dogs below.

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