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The Guild #1

March 27, 2010

The Guild #1 (Dark Horse Comics)
By Felicia Day, Jim Rugg & Cary Nord

If you’ve never watched The Guild, stop reading this right now, go over to www.watchtheguild.com and catch up on one of the greatest webshows ever. I’ll wait. :whistles: Back? Great. This miniseries, written by creator and star Felicia Day is an origin story for our favorite group of gamers, beginning with Codex, her webcam, and her discouraging life. This first issue takes us through Cyd’s lousy relationship with her boyfriend, life-crushing job, and how she purchases the game that will introduce her to the rest of our cast. Day has proven herself as a television scriptwriter, but not everyone can transfer that screen over into the comic book form. Day shows a knack for pacing and story structure that fits perfectly into the comic form. The story is funny and the characters wonderfully familiar. Rugg’s artwork is intentionally a bit bland in the “real” world. Cyd’s life is dull and a bit sad, and the art reflects that. Then, once we enter the video game, Rugg and colorist Dan Jackson explode with life and energy, clearly delineating the two worlds and selling the story with ease. If you’ve watched the show, you’ll love this comic. If you haven’t watched the show, go watch it, then come back and love this comic.
Rating: 9/10

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