My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I recently decided to start reading through the “essential” graphic novels, mostly because I was getting a little bored with the novel I was reading and was looking for a break. While looking for a different title at the library, I came across Welcome to the Jungle. Being a big Dresden fan, I had heard of the novel before, but I had never read it. In fact, I think it’s the only published Dresden literature that I had not read…so I had to pick it up.
The bottom line, Welcome to the Jungle plays out very much like many of the Dresden short stories (see Side Jobs). It still has a lot of the Dresden charms like powerful magic and Harry’s wit, but what it lacks is the twisty plot that you get in the full-length novels. I liked it, but I didn’t think it was quite as good as a Dresden novel.
The artwork was pretty cool, very detailed. I thought the colors were particularly good. Harry was pretty close to my own visualization and I think that helped pull me in.
I gave this a 3, but I would probably say it’s more of a 3.5. It was a good, fun, quick read. I would recommend it to any Dresden fan.