Top critical review
A pale expansion of the Netflix series
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 26, 2021
Series Info/Source: This is the first volume in the Dragon Prince Graphic Novel series. My son got this as a Christmas gift and I borrowed it from him to read.
Story (3/5): This is a short story that takes place after the most recent episode of the Dragon Prince (I think we left that in season two or three?). If you haven’t watched the Netflix series (which is absolutely amazing BTW) you will be completely confused by what is happening here. This is just a little blip of a story and honestly doesn’t add a lot to the broader story on the Netflix series. It is done in keeping with the style of the Netflix series though and was okay.
Characters (3/5): The characters stay true to form with the Netflix series. I didn’t feel like there was a ton of growth and there are a lot of characters from that series kind of shoved into this book. Again, I do love the characters from this series but felt like their representation here was just okay.
Setting (3/5): The Moon Nexus was interesting but again I feel like the magical, beautiful settings of the Netflix series weren’t as well portrayed in graphic novel format. It was okay but lacking a lot of the magic and beauty of the cartoon.
Writing/Drawing Style (3/5): In keeping with the theme of the rest of this review, this was okay. The drawing style stayed true to the cartoon, it just wasn’t quite as lush and beautiful. The writing style kept the same ironic tone of the cartoon but just wasn’t as humorous and funny. This whole thing was like a weak and unnecessary shadow to the original cartoon series.
My Summary (3/5): Overall this was okay but definitely something I could have skipped reading. Unless you are a seriously diehard Dragon Prince fan I would skip this. Me and my family absolutely adore the Dragon Prince Netflix cartoon series, but still felt that this was just kind of unnecessary and blah. I would recommend skipping and just wait for the next Dragon Prince season to release.