The Witcher: House of Glass – Paul Tobin & Joe Querio
Comics are another great way to experience a great story. I am a huge Witcher fan! The Witcher is an RPG, action/adventure video game made by the Polish company CD Projekt RED. So when Dark Horse decided to go forward with taking the video game and rendering it into a comic series, I was more than excited. I stopped by my local comic shop Two Kings Comics and ordered me this puppy the other week. House of Glass is the first volume in this comic series and contains a collection of the five individual issues that were released over the past year.
Upon getting home, I opened it’s glossy cover and was overwhelmed by the beautiful, artistic style done by Querio. Querio did a great job of taking the game and making it his own style, while at the same time maintaining the gritty, dark atmosphere that we all love from the game. It truly is a different, but beautiful visual representation of Geralt, the White Wolf and the characters he meets on his journey’s. In addition, Tobin did an amazing job keeping Geralt’s “voice” intact. There were many times I would think to myself that I could hear Geralt saying the same thing from the game. His blunt and sexual nature never wavered and I appreciated that I felt Geralt came to life on the pages just as much as he was in the game.
If you are interested in the comic, I recommend supporting your local comic shop. If they don’t have it on the shelves, they usually are more than happy to order it for you. Often, even throwing in a little discount because you chose to shop with them versus shopping online (granted, online will usually be cheaper or equal to, but you lose out on the experience of being surrounded by the geek atmosphere). But if you don’t have a local shop you can find the trade version on Amazon for $12.38 in paperback. You can also get this in a Kindle format, but I refuse to link that because you should not buy a comic, which is ART in an e-book format. The second volume is due out in April of 2015!
Traveling near the edge of the Black Forest, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed fisherman whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass—a labyrinth of endless rooms with nothing to fill them, and horror around every corner. Collects the entire miniseries.