As part of the Emerald City Comic Con announcements, Dynamite Entertainment is bring back Jim Butcher's disheveled sorcerer Harry Dresden.
Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: War Cry will be co-written by Butcher and Mark Powers with art by Carlos Gomez and covers by Stjepan Sejic.
In War Cry, four months have passed since the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council-a war the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they've dragooned the experienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago's only wizard for hire and a guy who's long been looked upon with suspicion by the supernatural authorities. Now, he's one of them, and his first big mission as a Warden is a doozy: take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who've been targeted by the Red Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and his team, alive for one very long night.
"The greatest frustration about writing the Dresden Files is all the stories I come up with that are too small or too straightforward to write into a novel," says novelist Jim Butcher. "One of the great pleasures I've had as a writer is getting the opportunity to tell some of those stories in a short-story format, and in graphic novels like this one! WAR CRY is one of the stories I always wanted to tell but never got the chance to in the context of the novels, and I'm extremely pleased with how well it's coming out."
War Cry #1 ships in June, shortly after the much-anticipated new novel in the Dresden Files series, Skin Game, published by Roc Books and releasing in stores everywhere May 27th. The graphic novel collection of War Cry will be shipping later this year from Dynamite.