Days of the Dragon

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2004
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Days of the Dragon Writer(s): Ron Fortier
Artist(s): Gary Kato
Publishers: Rorschach Entertainment
From: USA
Price: $3.50 (US)

Set on a distant planet, this comic follows the adventures of a race of dinosaur like creatures who can speak and have human like personalities. There culture is medieval in style, with Kings, Knights and witches. The three stories in this issue concern a Priest seeking the leader of a band of bandits, the story of a young dinosaur and his pet bug, and a tale of a princess trying to avoid an arranged marriage.

Fairy-tales of knights and fairy princess came to mind while reading this book. The setting is pure fantasy and the stories deal with good verse evil with none of the charters falling in the middle. The book reads like a children's title, apart from nasty fight scenes that might not be graphic, but are very violent.

Gary produces some high quality work with the illustrations in a style that approaches classic Disney animation. There is lots of detailed work in both the character designs and settings. The lively nature of characters is very appealing.

Fans of fantasy gaming will enjoy the scenarios on offer, with all the magic, combat, and cleaver thinking going into solving the problems the characters face. Their adventures are exciting an amusing and manage to avoid the tendency to fall back on violence to solve every plot problem.

Hard to find fault with this comic, combining as it does great art and intelligent writing. Escape into a magic realm of heroes and villains where those true of heart can win out.

In a Word: Heroic.

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