Let's Hear Your 'War Cry' When Magic And Monsters Show Up In 'The Dresden Files'

By Jorge Solis (j.solis@mstarsnews.com) | Mar 29, 2014 01:47 PM EDT
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A  powerful wizard  is called back into action after unstoppable dark forces have gathered against the innocent people of Chicago. In collaboration with co-writer Mark Powers and artist Carlos Gomez, author Jim Butcher continues his epic Dresden Files series with Dynamite Entertainment on a brand new chapter, War Cry.

Plot Synopsis:

In War Cry, four months have passed since the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council-a war the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they've dragooned the experienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago's only wizard for hire and a guy who's long been looked upon with suspicion by the supernatural authorities.

Now, Harry is one of them and his first big mission as a Warden is a doozy.  Take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who've been targeted by the Red Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and his team, alive for one very long night.

The acclaimed novelist explains how he adapted his own character into comics, "The greatest frustration about writing the Dresden Files is all the stories I come up with that are too small or too straightforward to write into a novel. One of the great pleasures I've had as a writer is getting the opportunity to tell some of those stories in a short-story format, and in graphic novels like this one! War Cry is one of the stories I always wanted to tell but never got the chance to in the context of the novels, and I'm extremely pleased with how well it's coming out."

Gomez discusses jumping onto the series without any prior knowledge, "I'm new to the whole world of the Dresden Files, but I have been having so much fun drawing this book so far, and I hope that comes through in my pages.  Such great characters and action...it's been amazing...and I'm only on the first issue!"

The novel franchise, which was once a TV series on the SyFy Channel, continues to make its mark now in the comics medium.  Be there when Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: War Cry #1 lands in stores on June 4th, 2014. 

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