Sunday, April 10, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About The Dresden Files: Fool Moon #1
BAD THING: The artwork of this book is flawed in certain respects. While the character design is good (damn near perfect, in fact), the execution leaves a bit to be desired.
For instance, Kim - the low level mage who comes to Harry for advice on a binding circle in the opening scene of the comic - is described as being a "tall woman, buxom and lovely" in the original book. Kim is indeed buxom. She is so buxom, in fact her head is the size of just ONE of her breasts!
The artist also seems to have a problem with lower torsos. Specifically, women's hips, the region where the legs meet the rest of the body and any clothing involving said region. Consider Murphy in the picture below and whether or not the Chicago PD has the loosest dress code in the world if it lets a female detective wear low-rider jeans on the job.
GOOD THING: As I said earlier, ignoring precisely how the characters are drawn, the character design is spot on. Fans of the original books will have nothing to complain about in regards to Murphy being too tall (she's barely 5'0"), Harry being too short (he's somewhere over 6'6") or the Alphas NOT looking like a group of freshman college students who haven't quite finished going through puberty.
The Final Verdict: An enjoyable introduction to the world of wizard detective Harry Dresden for those comics fans who haven't yet seen the original graphic novel adaptation of Storm Front or read the original books. The only flaw is that some of the anatomy in the artwork is s a bit odd despite the actual character designs being spot on.