Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Wednesday Comics: The Adventurers

I remarked to Jason Sholtis a couple of months ago that The Adventurers is probably the most Dungeons & Dragons comic book ever, at least until the works of Tim Sievert. Jason rightly questioned whether that includes D&D licensed comics. I think that, yes, it does in that those licensed comics have all the trappings and IP of D&D, but don't necessarily read like the writers had played D&D. 

Anyway, The Adventurers is a black and white series by Steve Milo, originally published in 1986 by Aircel, then moving to self-publishing under Adventure Publications. In 1989 Adventure Publications was acquired by Malibu. The comic ran through three volumes or "books," and at least two associated series, Warriors and Ninja Elite.

The series has art and story lines are pretty much the epitome of how I, at least, thought of D&D in the 80s.

Tragically, there are no collections of it, but there is a fan page here with a lot of info.


jdh417 said...

I only found one issue on an "archive" site. It does read like an actual D&D adventure from the tabletop.

Alex Osias said...

Wow. I remember collecting 1 issue of this... couldn't find it later.