REVIEW: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5

Publisher: Dynamite
Writer: Mark Powers
Artist: Diego Galindo
Colourist: Mohan
Release Date: 18 October

Price: $3.99

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5
Dynamite

We’ve had Heroes For Hire, we’ve had Gun For Hire and now, in Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5 we have a Wizard For Hire. Don’t let the rather cumbersome title put you off or mislead you into thinking this is some sort of travelogue about a town in Germany.

The Dresden in question is Harry Dresden, native of Chicago and the aforementioned wizard for hire. Don’t be fooled into thinking Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5 is another Harry Potter tribute band either because this is a wizard of a very different stripe, but he has a big dog called Mouse and makes Indiana Jones and Monty Python gags whilst referencing Usain Bolt so how bad can he be?

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5 starts off with Dresden, Mouse and Deputy Gentle – yes, that really is his name – surrounded by ghouls, and things get worse from there on in. The object of their affliction is a lady called Carolyn, who seems to be a better looking uber-ghoul queen type of gal and she is one hundred percent bad news and that’s a fact.

In Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5, as Dresden, Mouse and Gentle make a dash for freedom they have no alternative if they are to save the town of Taylor but to make a pact with those ever-present devils, the Feds! Luckily Dresden has another force of nature in mind but that’s a last panel cliff-hanger you do not want to miss.

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5 gives us a scruffy, grungy, master of the mystic arts who’s traded in his cloak of levitation for  VW Beetle and is all the more accessible and fun for that. Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #5 is the penultimate issue of this particular story arc, but if the runes speak true, there will be many more to come.

 

 

Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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