When I was a kid I bought the red-boxed basic set of Dungeons and Dragons rules from Target. You know the one I’m talking about: it had the warrior fighting a pissed off red dragon atop a pile of gold. Through that module I set my imagination going and learned what Dungeons and Dragons was all about. I read this comic book, and I don’t see the heart of D and D anywhere. Don’t get me wrong; this is a good comic book (Score 3/5). However, I feel like I could put the title World of Warcraft on the cover. Or maybe Tales from Middle Earth. Or any fantasy world and still have the same impression.
My problem is that I don’t get a feel for what is truly Gygax inspired material here. Drizzt and Dahlia chase after a vampire Pent. They find Pent, but he’s not the worst of their problems. Dor’Crae, a maleficent ghost, haunts the heroes. Pent agrees to join Drizzt and Dahlia on their quest.
Okay, I’m interested in two Elves and a vampire hunting a ghost. But I still don’t get the feeling of a twenty-sided dice in my hand as I enjoy this book.
Writers: R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore Artists: Agustin Padilla Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99