Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising Paperback | Kindle
Written by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
Illustrated by Steve Ellis
Cover by Aaron J. Riley Tor Books
Release Date: September 20, 2016
A western/horror-themed role-playing game is turning out books and I’m being offered the chance to review one? Uh, YES! That was pretty much my thought process when it happened. I’m about as country as a skyscraper, but I have always had a soft spot for western novels. Mash that up with my love of RPGs and horror and it’s a match (mashup?) made in heaven (hell?). Eh, whatever. Let’s talk about Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising, shall we? That’s why we are all here, right? Well then, let’s go!
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #1 Written by R.A. Salvatore & Geno Salvatore
Art by David Baldeon
Color by David Garcia Cruz
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by Steve Ellis, David Baldeon IDW Publishing
Release Date: April 10, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
The hardest part about reviews for something that R.A. Salvatore has released is coming up with a new way to introduce his work. All I really want to do is grab people and shake them forcefully while screaming “Why haven’t you read him yet?” But I hear that is illegal in some places…*sigh* This go around he is writing with his son Geno Salvatore, which has yielded some excellent results in the past. Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #1 is the first in a five-issue series that centers around a sword that has been around for a while, passing from warrior to warrior.
But Cutter is no ordinary blade, not by a long stretch (see what I did there? It’s a longsword!). It’s Drow name is Khazid’hea and its true nature is that of death and destruction. For you see, this sword is sentient in the most malevolent of ways, it’s only goal is to be wielded by the finest warrior. Having first appeared in Salvatore’s Starless Night, we have seen it alter its own appearance to entice warriors to claim it as their own. From a weapons master in the Underdark to Drizz’t Do’Urden to Cattie-Brie and so on…this sword has been seeking its perfect match. Is it finally coming to pass? Only time will tell as this miniseries breathes more life into the sword’s story and that of the Drow family that currently possesses it.
It’s happening again, my week is just overloaded with all things awesome. So today I’m sharing a bit of that awesome with you in the form of a preview of IDW Publishing‘s new release from R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore. Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #1, which comes out on April 10, 2013, is a shining example of everything you’ve come to know and love from the Salvatores and IDW.
Here below, check out the 10-page preview of Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #1 that IDW recently released.
My commentary is nothing in comparison to what R.A. Salvatore had to say about the new miniseries…