11568779So apparently once upon a time in the 80’s and 90’s, Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms world was doing well enough to warrant comic books.  Long since out of circulation, Wizards of the Coast thought it prudent for them to make a come back in graphic novel form.

So far as I know there are only two reprinted volumes of these comics, now entitled Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms Classics.

This featured title is actually volume 2 to date, and it deals with the life and times of a wizard named Dwalimor Omen and his motely crew as they sail the seas and explore the lands, looking for artifacts that the wizard has supposedly been charged with recovering for his powerful mage lord and friend.

Accompanied by a barbarian paladin, an elven avatar of some elf god, a halfling, an animate golem housing the soul of an old comrade, and an exotic human fighter, Dwalimor’s crew makes for some interesting tales to tell, and even more interesting ones to read.

This was a lucky find in a used bookstore.  Too bad they didn’t have volume one.  Ah well.  Someday.

Run With the Wolves by T.C Tombs is next.

14379504It is the fifteenth century, and three kingdoms are caught up in the dire conflicts of their time. As the possibility of a peaceful resolution provides hope that a decade-long war will finally end, no one realizes that dark forces are waiting to invoke chaos as a full moon rises.

On a farm nestled beneath the Euralene Mountains along the western border of Medinia, young Willie works for the Smythes as a serf. One moonlit evening when the Smythes are gone to a neighbouring village, Willie hears the terrified cries of animals in the pastures. When he goes to investigate, he discovers that this wolf pack attack is like no other. Badly injured during the raid, he survives-but now he is afflicted by the full-moon madness that will soon transform him into one of the wolf creatures he dreads. With his life seemingly warped forever, Willie must face the prospect of a lifelong descent into horror.

In a time of witchcraft, superstitious folk lore, and fear-some creatures roaming the night, Willie struggles with an uncertain destiny and must seek help from the one man he holds most responsible for the dark fate that awaits him during the next full moon cycle.