Is this something that D&D fans will love? Or will it fail to deliver? Read on to find out.
The official description from IDW:
Evil, meet my sword! Sword, meet evil! Generations have passed since the original Heroes of Baldur’s Gate saved the city and the Realms. Now a new threat rises and an unlikely group of misfits are thrust into adventure with MINSC, the legendary Ranger do-gooder with a heart of gold, brain of lead, and hamster of pronounced wisdom.
Though I’ve always had an interest in Dungeons & Dragons I am not to biggest fan of the legendary role playing game. Despite this I am however a huge fan of the BioWare video game Baldur’s Gate (and it’s sequel), considering it one of the best RPG’s of it’s time. Introducing new character Delina, and classic companion Minsc the series looks to be a nice fun throwback to this classic line of games, with this first issue being amazing.
Wayward and Skullkickers writer Jim Zub scripts this series, and straight away you can see the humour style he’s known for. Giving a very energetic opening issue Zub focuses on new character Delina, a Wild Mage who happens to run into Minsc who mistakes her for Neera. Whilst doing this the writer infuses both humour and action perfectly, as though there is the odd cheesy moment, the sheer fun vibe is bound to put a smile on any fans face.
The Mocking Dead artist Max Dunbar handles the visuals on this series, and I have to say I was blown away. The way that his fun style fits alongside Zub’s script really allows this story to come alive, with the sheer detail being phenomenal. The fluid layouts of his work also mean that this is a relatively easy comic to follow, as though you need to pay attention during the odd sequence, it’s that smooth that you’re unlikely to miss much. John-Paul Bove‘s colours also help to add that extra layer of energy, with his vibrant palette giving a lively finish to Dunbar’s art.
Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1 is the kind of fun, exciting comic that any fanboy will love, as though D&D and Baldur’s Gate fans will most likely enjoy this comic more, it has something for nearly everyone. It’s due to this that this issue comes highly recommended.