The Guild: Knights of Good

Written By: Kellie - Jul• 20•12

ARC provided  by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Synopsis: Set before the first season of the show, these hilarious stories delighted fans and newbies alike and introduced plots that influenced the show itself, including season 5’s backstory of Tink, originally hinted at in these pages. Featuring a huge variety of comics’ best artists as well as many of the talents key to the web series, and leading directly to the moment Zaboo unexpectedly appears at a startled Codex’s front door in episode 1, this collection comprises a true “season 0” ofThe Guild! Collects the one-shots The Guild: Vork, The Guild: Tink, The Guild: Bladezz, The Guild: Clara, and The Guild: Zaboo. -Goodreads

Review: I had an absolute nerdgasm when I saw this title pop up on NetGalley. I. Love. The. Guild. Nerdery at its best! If you’re a fan of the web series this is a great way to get some background on the core group of characters. If you’re not but know a thing or two about MMORPG’s, you may still get a laugh out of reading this.

Knights of Good is broken up into different sections, each telling the story of a different member of ‘The Guild’. Each section is a chunk of hilarity all on its own, so don’t go into this expecting an epic storyline. For me Tinks part of the story wasn’t as enlightening as I was hoping for but still great (she’s my favorite) and Vork was pretty much what I was expecting. Each one shot accomplished exactly what it needed to so well done to the writers.

For those that don’t know what I’m rambling about here, The Guild is a web series about a group of individuals who meet up in real life after spending countless hours teaming up in an online game and forming a guild, The Knights of Good. All of the characters have their own brand of social awkwardness but really embrace who they are. If you haven’t noticed yet… I love it!

It’s hard for me to really comment on the art here as I got so lost in the stories that I don’t think I took enough notice of it, which in a way was a good thing but it would have been nice to see a few more stand out moments. There was never any question about which character was which and the art certainly never detracted from the reading experience. So really, no complaints.

There is no question that I highly recommend that any fans of The Guild check out Knights of Good should you get the opportunity. If you haven’t seen the series yet then head over to watchtheguild.com and be sure to let me know what you think!

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