Dynamite has a very productive relationship with Jim Butcher, adapting and also adding new chapters to the Dresden Files series of novels about a slightly Chandler-esque Wizard-For-Hire (think PI) operating in Chicago. June sees the next project in this collaboration.
The Dresden Files: Dog Men sends Harry Dresden out of the city and down to rural Mississippi to investigate a series of murders. As you’d expect from the Dresden comics, it’s actually cannon for the novels and is set between the prose novel White Night and the graphic novel Down Town.
Butcher is co-writing with Mark Powers and Diego Galindo is the artist in question.
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE NEXT CHAPTER IN
JIM BUTCHER’S THE DRESDEN FILES SERIES: DOG MEN!
Dynamite Bestselling Comic and Graphic Novel Series Continues!
March 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files saga continues in this original and in-continuity comic book series, featuring a never-before-told story set immediately following the bestselling novel White Night and graphic novel Down Town! The Dresden Files: Dog Men brings together the comics team of Jim Butcher, co-writer Mark Powers, and artist Diego Galindo.
Harry Dresden is a man on the edge – and that is something that can be dangerous to friend and foe alike. He’s been drafted by a senior member of the White Council of Wizards to investigate a series of murders in rural Mississippi. As always, there’s more afoot than is immediately apparent. The question is, will Harry’s state of mind keep him from seeing it, and will his actions lead him into direct conflict with the wizard who’s depending on his help?
“This is a fun project, because we get to play with a Dresden that is much closer to the character as he exists in the most recent books,” says Jim Butcher. “We get to see both Mouse and Molly in action, to show Marcone demonstrating why he’s the Baron of Chicago, and to pit Dresden against an archetypical foe of the Wardens of the White Council, a power-maddened warlock. We get to go on an adventure in Undertown, the Stygian labyrinth beneath Chicago, and in general have all the monsters, adventure, and uneasy alliances that are what the readers of The Dresden Files have come to expect from the stories. I love the way the story came out, and I look forward to creating more comic books with Dynamite!”
“What I’m most excited about with Dog Men is the opportunity to pit Harry against foes he’s never faced before, fight alongside an ally he’s never fought with before, and operate in a role that is less the master and something closer to apprentice. More than anything else, I’m jazzed to be collaborating on a story where we’ll see Harry in a very different state of mind than we’re accustomed to, as the tragedies and anguish of his recent adventures are beginning to take their toll on him,” says co-writer Mark Powers. “Working on these original stories is always a pleasure; the world Jim has built is so rich and diverse, I think we could play in it forever. There’s always some corner we can expand upon, and characters that we may have seen briefly in one or more of the novels that we can give more of a spotlight to. That’s very true of this series in particular.”
“Our ongoing partnership with author Jim Butcher on The Dresden Files has grown into one of the cornerstones of Dynamite‘s publishing line. Each series has been beloved by his fiction audience and comics fans alike,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “We are certain that Dog Menwill be no exception, and we are honored to continue to grow the comic book and graphic novel library of The Dresden Files!”
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in June. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
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