Monday, March 29, 2010

Read the Guild

The first issue of Dark Horse Comics' The Guild comic book hit the stands this week, based on the popular web series about a group of MMORPG players who meet in real life. The comic feels very much like the show, which isn't overly surprising in that it's written by the creator and writer of the show, the multi-talented Felicia Day.
If you've been reading my blog for a while you already know that I'm a big fan of the series. I mean, hey, I play Lord of the Rings Online and have met several of my Kinship members in real life, so I can definitely identify with the characters on The Guild. And I love comic books. So a Guild Comic? What's not to like?
In the first issue we begin to learn how Felicia Day's character Cyd Sherman (game name Codex) first gets involved with Online gaming and how she meets the other members of her guild, The Knights of Good. It's good to get a little more background on Codex and the gang. Things that are hinted at in the show are fleshed out a bit more in the comic. And if you've watched the show you get to enjoy knowing how some of the relationships between these people are going to turn out later.
Best of all, we finally get to the see the Characters "In Game" as the show never actually shows what the Knights of Good are looking at on the screen when they are playing. If you've seen The Guild music video 'Do You want to Date My Avatar' then you have some idea of what the player's costumes look like, but the comic allows you to see, not the actors, but the actual Characters, so Vork is a massive Conan type (though still bald) and Codex is a curvy babe with flowing red hair. There are glimpses of Bladezz in the game too, but so far no Tink or Zaboo.
Anyway, if you're a fan of the show, you definitely want to read The Guild comic book. It will help tide you over until season 4 hits the Internet.

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