For many many years now I have known of a game called Warhammer 40K. Unfortunately, it was never one I was able to get into as my funds were limited as a child and I spent it all on AD&D 2.5 not Warhammer. I always enjoyed the looks of the miniatures for Warhammer and 40K and thought maybe some day I would get into this new universe. Until today though, I never did; now I think I may have a lot of catching up to do! All of this was back in the 1990’s so I have a LOT of catching up to do. First however, I think I will keep with this series of comics that our good friends down at Bearded Browncoat Comics and Games introduced us to! As always, in anything they have helped us to bring to you there will be a banner above with a link to their facebook and a banner at the end of this blog with a link to their website. Check them out and find some great comic and games with them!
Let’s delve right into the comic! It is called Dawn of War III and is the newest part of the Warhammer 40K line of media. Warhammer 40K is a future version of the game known as Warhammer, which is a miniature game similar to Dungeons and Dragons. Warhammer 40k has spun off many comics and novels, each delving further and further into the game’s mythos and telling you more and more about the great characters it has created over the years. Around 20 years ago was when I first heard of Warhammer 40K and so I will say the very first thing in the comic is something that was very helpful to me. It was a timeline with various blocks in the timestream giving a brief synopsis of the main points of each age of War Hammer 40K. While it doesn’t fill in all the questions I may have, it at least told me enough where I didn’t feel like a completely lost newbie when reading the comic. So even those of you who are totally new to this world, like me, can enjoy this comic!
Unlike the last comic I read, American Gods, this Dawn of War III did much more than simply give a huge info dump. Instead, it was full of action and adventure, told enough that you weren’t lost with the timeline and setting, and even gave a few chuckle-worthy one liners. This was everything that a comic’s first issue should be. It keeps you hooked, it doesn’t lose you at all,and leaves you wanting more. This has it all if you ask me, and I will certainly be coming back for the next three issues for sure! I am curious about where the one leader has gone and what exactly were the voices he heard? Did the Orks get him or did the Eldar? Will they find their leader and escape in one piece? Will ther races show up and give the Blood Ravens group even more trouble? These are the questions that leave you wanting more and are the types of questions you want to be asking as you start off a new series.
I honestly couldn’t recommend this comic more. So let us know if you pick it up and what you think about it in the comments below!