Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm

A graphic novel based on the bestselling Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher If circumstances surrounding a crime defy the ordinary and evidence points to a suspect who is anything but human, the men and women of the Chicago Police Department call in the one guy who can handle bizarre and often brutal phenomena Harry Dresden is a wizard who knows firsthand that the everydaA graphic novel based on the bestselling Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher If circumstances surrounding a crime defy the ordinary and evidence points to a suspect who is anything but human, the men and women of the Chicago Police Department call in the one guy who can handle bizarre and often brutal phenomena Harry Dresden is a wizard who knows firsthand that the everyday world is actually full of strange and magical things most of which don t play well with humans.Now the cops have turned to Dresden to investigate a horrifying double murder that was committed with black magic Never one to turn down a paycheck, Dresden also takes on another case to find a missing husband who has quite likely been dabbling in sorcery As Dresden tries to solve the seemingly unrelated cases, he is confronted with all the Windy City can blow at him, from the mob to mages and all creatures in between.
Jim Butcher s The Dresden Files Storm Front Volume The Gathering Storm A graphic novel based on the bestselling Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher If circumstances surrounding a crime defy the ordinary and evidence points to a suspect who is anything but human the men a

  • Title: Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm
  • Author: Jim Butcher Mark Powers Ardian Syaf
  • ISBN: 9780345506399
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm”

    1. One might think, why read a graphic novel version of a prose novel? I was one of those who asked that question. I am eating my words now. I can see why. While I tend to visualize the books I read as movies playing in my head in full color, it's still a pleasure to see how the author's imagery is brought to life as they work with the graphic novel artists and writers.Harry doesn't quite look like my version in my head, but it's awesome to see how Butcher himself visualizes the character. Harry's [...]

    2. I read this graphic novel version, without having read any of the novels yet, because when I requested the first book from my library, they sent me this by accident. So I was not that impressed. 2 1/2 stars, really. Perhaps if I hadn't read this on the same night as I read Ben Aaronovitch's graphic novel, Night Witch, I may have enjoyed it more. To be fair, the art was vibrant, often gory, if you like that. (I liked the art in Night Witch better, as well as the humor.) There were many, ahem, bux [...]

    3. Harry Dresden: The only openly practicing wizard in ChicagoIf you've read the book of the same name, Storm Front, you pretty much know what this is about. Here is my summary of the full-blown novel:"Harry Dresden is the only practicing wizard in the Yellow Pages and often works with the police on their “paranormal” crimes. One day, Lieutenant Murphy calls him up and presents him with a crime scene: two dead bodies, killed in a most brutal and obviously unnatural method, which some are trying [...]

    4. I was lucky enough to get a hold of the second graphic novel in this series very quickly. I am still beating myself up a bit for not reading Jim Butcher novels before this. The mistake though, and the discovery of the graphic novels, I think will make my experience with the novels better and I will have a better understanding of the characters after this. Here is a piece from the Intro to the G.N. by Jim Butcher, he has better words to describe the way I feel about this: ”It’s my story, adap [...]

    5. I loved this graphic novel! So I have been on a bit of a comic book kick lately and when I saw this I had to pick it up. Now I have seen some mixed reviews on this and wasn't sure what to think at first, but the more I got into it the more I liked it. This is a comic retelling of Jim Butcher's first book in the Dresden files series Storm Front, so don't think you are going to get anything new if you have already read the book. It is almost exactly like the book it is based off, so you will know [...]

    6. STORM FRONT is the first in the lengthy Harry Dresden series. This review reflects my love of all the Dresden Files Books.I discovered The Dresden Files after I fell in love with the T.V show (which got booted after only one amazing season!) With some book series there's always one or two of the books that I don't like or enjoy less than all the others, but The Dresden Files always satisfies me with every book.The excitement revolves around Harry Dresden, private investigator and wizard, and his [...]

    7. Well's Dresden and that guarantees an enjoyable read pretty much. If you've read Storm Front then you have the story here. Well, this is the first half of the story. The novel itself is better (I suppose I should say of course here). I did like the look we got at the Red Court Vamp but than I already had a picture in my mind.If you like graphic novels I think you'll enjoy these. The art is good, the action is portrayed in a good way with confusion in following it. The drawings are clean and it's [...]

    8. This is part 1 of a two volume set that is basically an illustrated Cliff Notes of the first novel in Butcher's Dresden series, Storm Front. It's been long enough since I read it, that it was a nice way to refresh my memory. You're not going to get quite as clear a picture of Harry's personality in such a shortened version of the story, or the complicated relationship he has with Karrin Murphy, but it still works. Harry Dresden is a practicing wizard in Chicago. He occasionally is called in to b [...]

    9. solid adaptation. added a little insight into the white council and morgan. and there was a comic for another short story at the end, so bonus!

    10. Great things about this book:1. Jim Butcher’s intro 2. The rendition of Harry3. Very true to the bookNot-so-great things about this book:1. It does not cover the whole first book2. Karen does not look at all like she is described in the book3. The short story at the end and the cover art are by different artist and are not as good Overall, pretty good. Worth a read if you’re a fan.

    11. This book was recommended to me by a bookseller. A real person, in a real bookshop, during a face to face conversation. I said I was loving Ben Aaronovitch’s books, which mix magic and crime in London, and the bookseller said I might enjoy Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. And she was right! Storm Front took me a while to get into, because it’s quite flippant and hardboiled, but that’s a reflection of the crime genre it’s bouncing off. I took longer to warm to the crime element of the story [...]

    12. Although the first few chapters feel very much like an adaptation, as the story advances, you can tell that the creative team behind this title begins to work better together, and the story starts to flow better. It is a faithful adaptation of the book, and it can act as a substitute or as a reminder, if you want to jumpstart the series after a long hiatus. In my case, I am going to be listening to the audio version of Grave Peril, and since it has been too long since I've read Storm Front and F [...]

    13. Enjoyed Jim Butcher's introduction more than the adaptation itself. In it, he observes The biggest scenes in The Dresden Files almost always crystallize into a single image in my imagination, and that image becomes the basis for the scene around it. I don't have the skill to share those images with other people by creating them myself. I've always had to do it with words, instead. Actually, Jim, I much prefer your spellcasting with words than this medium. The graphic adaptation gets the job done [...]

    14. I was wondering how a graphic novel would compare to novel I had read and I prefer novels. I don't think I will be following this one up with the next.First I'm not sure how many graphic novels it will take to finish the novel. Second I feel I read novels faster than graphic novels. Third I prefer my own mind pictures. However, there was a prequel chapter at the end of this book, that I enjoyed much more, where Harry meets Murphy. I don't know if a book is supposed to follow about that, but I wo [...]

    15. I wasn't very impressed with this. There were an awful lot of narration bubbles compared to dialogue. I hope the text novel is better because I'm still going to try it, but this one was a bit disappointing. The art wasn't bad, but Dresden was always very roughly drawn compared with the other characters which was kinda odd. He also spent a good portion of the last chapter naked It also ended rather suddenly because the first novel apparently covers more than one graphic novel.

    16. I was looking for "Storm Front" - the novel, at the local library, but they only had this graphic novel version of it. Although I'm not able to compare it to the book, I really liked it; I liked the art, and the noir feel, and found the characters more than intriguing. I thought it ends a bit too abruptly - I was tempted to take a star away for that - but obviously this is just the first episode and I enjoyed very much the additional short story.

    17. En ole lukenut Butcherin Dresden files -romaaneja, mutta tämä sarjakuva kyllä vakuutti, että ehkä pitäisi. Pitkästä aikaa todella hyvin piirrettyä aikuisten sarjakuvaa ja hieman ruttuinen velhoetsivä, tässä ei kyllä helposti voi mennä vikaan! Harry Dresden on velho, jonka yllä lepää Damokleen miekka -rangaistus. Hän ei saa poiketa kaidalta tieltä, tai hän on vaarassa menettää henkensä. Harry Dresden pitääkin etsivätoimistoa, jossa hän hyödyntää velhon taitojaan. Pol [...]

    18. I really enjoyed the mini series that had been on a while back. I couldn't really get into the books very much--I didn't like the writing voice. So, when I saw that they were graphic novels, I thought it was finally my chance. Nope. Barely made it through this one. Sexism abounds. As does unnecessary bolding. There were so many bolded words, I was exhausted after having read volume one. I felt like I needed a nap, and not in a good way.

    19. This is a great way to reread the series. A lot of little things make more sense now. I hope they do the entire series! It's nice to have the author so involved as well. Loved it.

    20. This is a really good representation of the first half of the Storm Front book. Love the art style and the storytelling, it stays very true to the original.

    21. Okay, I’ll just say this up front and get it out of the way: you should totally be reading the real books, not these graphic adaptations. However, I’ve read the real thing, and so now have no compunctions about reading the graphic novel.When the Chicago PD have a case they don’t know how to explain, they give it to Karrin Murphy and the Special Investigations division. When Murphy thinks there may actually be something supernatural going on, she calls in the only practicing wizard in the C [...]

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