If you know anything about me at all, then you know I have been a Jim Butcher fan for years. Meeting him was one of the greatest things that ever happened as a bookstore manager and I have long been a supporter of all things Dresden Files. So the recent announcement that there was another comic book series coming is one worthy of shouting from the mountain tops. Yep, that’s right. A new series is coming this Summer from Dynamite Entertainment called The Dresden Files: Dog Men.
Check out the covers for Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1 here below.
Set right after White Night novel and the Down Town graphic novel, this all-new story takes us deep beneath the windy city into the darkness of Undertown. If you have been keeping track, you’ll know that only the nastiest of the nasty can make it down there and anything goes when it comes to survival. Wizard Harry Dresden has made several trips and each one seemed more dangerous than the last! This time, Harry faces that which he has long been accused of — Black Magic!
Here’s official details on the story:
Harry Dresden is a man on the edge – and that is something that can be dangerous to friend and foe alike. He’s been drafted by a senior member of the White Council of Wizards to investigate a series of murders in rural Mississippi. As always, there’s more afoot than is immediately apparent. The question is, will Harry’s state of mind keep him from seeing it, and will his actions lead him into direct conflict with the wizard who’s depending on his help?
Jim Butcher will co-write the series with Mark Powers, with Diego Galindo on art. Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1 will be released this June in print and digital formats.
I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly ready for a new Dresden story. Trust me when I say that I will let you know more as I find it out. As usual, I will definitely be writing up a review for each issue. I, for one, am pretty thankful for these comics as they help hold me over until the next novel comes out.
Here’s more details from Butcher and Powers about the project, via Dynamite:
“This is a fun project, because we get to play with a Dresden that is much closer to the character as he exists in the most recent books,” says Jim Butcher. “We get to see both Mouse and Molly in action, to show Marcone demonstrating why he’s the Baron of Chicago, and to pit Dresden against an archetypical foe of the Wardens of the White Council, a power-maddened warlock. We get to go on an adventure in Undertown, the Stygian labyrinth beneath Chicago, and in general have all the monsters, adventure, and uneasy alliances that are what the readers of The Dresden Files have come to expect from the stories. I love the way the story came out, and I look forward to creating more comic books with Dynamite!”
“What I’m most excited about with Dog Men is the opportunity to pit Harry against foes he’s never faced before, fight alongside an ally he’s never fought with before, and operate in a role that is less the master and something closer to apprentice. More than anything else, I’m jazzed to be collaborating on a story where we’ll see Harry in a very different state of mind than we’re accustomed to, as the tragedies and anguish of his recent adventures are beginning to take their toll on him,” says co-writer Mark Powers. “Working on these original stories is always a pleasure; the world Jim has built is so rich and diverse, I think we could play in it forever. There’s always some corner we can expand upon, and characters that we may have seen briefly in one or more of the novels that we can give more of a spotlight to. That’s very true of this series in particular.”
[Cover art by Diego Galindo.]