Harry Dresden, a Chicago private investigator and wizard, heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by Nevernever monsters. The singularly unfortunate Talbot family has suffered a curse that has decimated their number for generations, and only our hero can save them… that is, if he can survive hostile lawmen, the dark secrets of townsfolk, an ancient guardian spirit, and two deadly carnivores! Can Dresden cleanse the Talbot bloodline of its curse without a blood sacrifice of his own?
Our beloved hero Harry Dresden from Jim Butchers amazing urban fantasy Dresden Files series is brought to life in full color with this short adventure. He takes on a job from a cop to go to this guys small town and investigate some murders and a long standing family curse. If anyone can figure it out it’s my man Harry. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as impressed with this graphic novel as I thought I would be. I felt the art was ok but I think I pictured something a little bit different based on that cover illustration. The story was good but pretty simple, because too obvious, but that might be due to the whole having to fit a short story into a graphic novel format. So I’m willing to forgive that being a lover of graphic novels as well as the series. Fans will enjoy this but just don’t expect too much substance here. Not to mention I didn’t get that signature Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden feel from this. With all that said, still worth the read!
Illustrations – 4 stars – Great art
Story– 3 – Perhaps a bit bare bones