author Jim Butcher, I found that he had created a comic book/graphic novel for the Dresden Files. I love that series; this would be perfect for my reading in this format.
Welcome to the Jungle is a short story set prior to the events of Storm Front, the first book in the series. A violent death has occured at the zoo, and Harry is called in by the Chicago police to consult on the investigation. Characters I've grown to love in my imagination are introduced here in vivid colours. Harry is almost as I expected, though I had imagined an older version, I didn't realize he was only in his mid twenties.
I did have to change my frame of reference while reading/looking. I'm used to books that take hours to read, this I could power through in an hour or so. I felt that if I read it that quickly I would somehow be cheating, that I needed to spend more time with it. Daughter cleared this up and told me to get with it and let it flow, that it's totally acceptable to read a graphic novel in one sitting. With this new perspective, I was able to settle in an thoroughly enjoy the story.
This is a fun format. The drawings by Ardian Syaf capture all the action and details that the limited text can't . I particularly enjoyed the images of Harry's basement office and his confidant Bob.
I'm looking forward to reading more of the series, both the books and the graphic novels.
Welcome to the Jungle
The Dresden Files - novels
Storm Front (also available as a graphic novel)
Fool Moon (also available as a graphic novel)
Side Jobs - short stories
Peace Talks - forthcoming