The Guild: Clara
Written By Felicia Day, Kim Evey
Art by Ron Chan
Letters by Nate Piekos
Cover by Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 21, 2011
One of my favorite web series out on the web is The Guild and when I found out that Dark Horse was coming out with a one-shot comic book about the characters from the show I just knew I had to read it.
The Guild: Clara in particular is about Clara who is the lovable but ignorant member of the group. The story starts with an in-game meeting in the MMORPG that they play, while in the meeting Clara’s husband starts getting angry with her about not cleaning up their bedroom that has all of their moving boxes from 10 months back. He gives her an ultimatum that if she doesn’t clean the room by the end of the weekend, she can’t play the game for a week. Clara, while cleaning the room with her kids, stumbles upon all of her keepsakes and starts telling the stories behind each one. Her husband comes home and is surprised that she has kept all of these keepsakes.
Felicia Day in my opinion is an awesome writer and she treats the characters with so much respect as she does in the show that the characters are in. The dialogue is great in this story and the flashbacks are even better when we see Clara and her husband at Clara’s high school prom and the events that unfold there.
I love the art by Ron Chan; it is silly but it also has a lot of depth and feel to it. The flashbacks of young Clara trying out for the cheerleading squad are priceless and the kids while they are watching their mom go through her things are great. The best scene is the action sequence in one of the flashbacks on a plane.
I love this book and I give it a five out of five. It’s perfect.