In the realm of creative writing I am relatively new to comic books. At a young age I began reading novels, which jump started my obsession with reading and writing. Periodically, I dabbled in a graphic novel or two, but I didn’t really get started until I discovered that one of my favorite novel series had been adapted into a comic book: “Homeland” by R. A. Salvatore. The story follows the beginning of a legendary hero in the Forgotten Realms universe, Drizzt Do’Urden. I was pleasantly surprised to see that multiple novels in his legacy had been adapted into graphic form. I began to wonder if any other books had similarly been adapted into the comic medium. Lucky for me my long time friend, Lonnie (Lonmonster), has a unique obsession with comic books, and did me a huge favor by lending me the adaptation/prequel of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series. After that, I was hooked. I quickly swooped to my local comic shop, searching the stacks for other novel adaptations. Low and behold, I found an insane amount, and I haven’t looked back since. Novel to comic adaptations are a dime a dozen, but the real question is how do they stack up against the source material? READ MORE
A few of our staff members here at BD Graphic Content were the kind of kids who grew up playing Magic The Gathering, reading and re-reading The Lord Of The Rings, and, of course, dabbling in a little bit of D&D (yeah, we’re cool, deal with it). Today, IDW announced that Ed Greenwood will be writing the brand new ongoing Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms comic series. If you are anything like us, and you know your fantasy literature, this is incredibly epic. Joining Greenwood are Lee Ferguson and Sal Buscema. As part of the series launch, D&D is also running a contest that gives you the chance to put your own character in the series! Check the full scoop after the jump.