After carefully reviewing all of the covers for Dark Horse books published with cover dates between January and December of 2016, we've selected a collection that runs the eye-catching, attention-grabbing gamut.
I think I can pinpoint the moment that I fell in love with the backstory of the Dragon Age games as my realization that Thedas, the name of the world in which all your adventures were taking place, was really just an acronym for "The Dragon Age Setting," which just happened to sound like a nifty name for a fantasy world. Even beyond that, though, I love the world-building that goes on in those games, and the way that it's weaved into a story that feels like it has a vast history full of cultures and religions that are engaging and vibrant, with bits and pieces that are even more interesting than the main storyline sometimes.
But as much as I love reading all that stuff in the game itself, and as much as I'd prefer it if there was a way to read all that stuff without having to stop in the middle of my dungeon crawling and page through whatever ancient tome I just picked up, it's not the kind of thing that I thought I'd be into reading, say, an entire novel about. It was going to take a lot to get me to follow it from the game into another medium, which is probably why Dark Horse decided to give the new Dragon Age: Magekiller comic to the creative team of Greg Rucka and Carmen Carnero, and ended up with a comic that's unsurprisingly pretty great.
After a week that already saw Greg Rucka announce a new project at Image Expo alongside Nicola Scott (the supernatural crime procedural Black Magick), on top of ongoing concerns Lazarus with Michael Lark and the Lady Sabre webcomic with Rick Burchett, it probably felt like Rucka had enough on his plate. As it turns out, there was room for one more new book, announced just before this week's San Diego Comic-Con, and now we know what it is: Dragon Age: Magekiller, a new miniseries based on Bioware's popular series of video games.
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate hasn't been outside for a little while...