Gosh! Best of 2022
Gosh! fave Molly Knox Ostertag and Xanthe Bouma (one of the contributors to the much loved 5 Worlds series) bring more credibility to this new licensed series of D&D graphic novels than anyone could reasonably expect. It's a love letter to the game (as you might expect), but also a nuanced portrayal of pre-teen relationships and how we can connect through the games we play. Lifelong friends Olivia and Jess have taken their imaginary childs play into the world of D&D, with Olivia as dungeon master and Jess as the lone wolf player. But when Olivia wants to expand the group, Jess has issues that might spell the end of not just their D&D game, but also their friendship. Great stuff for parents wanting to introduce their kids to the world of role playing.
From New York Times bestselling author Molly Knox Ostertag and critically acclaimed illustrator Xanthe Bouma comes an all-new Dungeons & Dragons graphic novel series!
Middle school is a dungeon… At least, that’s how Jess sees it.
Luckily, she and her best friend Olivia know how to escape into the sprawling worlds of their own imaginations. The two friends have always loved making up stories, first with little kid games of make-believe, and more recently with the fantasy roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. When they play, Olivia runs the game as Dungeon Master and Jess is the solo party member, playing a take-no-prisoners, lone-wolf fighter of her own design named Sir Corius.
But when Olivia wants to add new players to their group, Jess finds herself struggling to share their game—and her best friend. Will their epic campaign withstand all this change, or has their adventure—and their friendship—finally come to an end?