I’ve been a huge fan of this gaming magazine/comic book for years, even following these strips way back in the pages of Dragon Magazine. Kenzer and Company continues to put out one of the most entertaining, informative, and humorous comic books to date in my opinion. They keep the art minimal and the content top notch, still using some of the original panels, sketches, and drawings from some of the first strips they ever published. They’ve only recently gone digital, and with only a dozen or so employees they are one of the few that get their books out on time.
Inside the magazine itself you will find pages and panels of the ongoing story of a gaming group known as The Untouchable Trio Plus One, a group of friends that gather weekly to play, the once fictional, Hackmaster RPG. Their antics, stories, arguments, and jokes touch the hearts of gamers around the world. We can all relate to one of the characters in the book, because we either know someone just like them or we are someone just like them. You will also find articles about role playing games, geek interests, convention news, and articles about upcoming games. It’s everything a gamer could possibly want, all wrapped up in a comical little bundle.
Besides the magazine, Kenzer and Company are just good people. They keep close to their fans, meeting at conventions, talking, sketching, signing, and paying attention to those who keep them in business. I’ve met Jolly Blackburn recently and I have to say he’s just as nice in person as he seems in his editorials. He even answers posts on the company’s forums, talking to fans just like any other person. I also met David Kenzer some years ago, and he was kind enough to sign one of my issues and chat with me for a bit about the book. They have certainly stuck with their mission, and delivered what their fans expect every month.
If you are a gamer, geek, fantasy enthusiast, or just have a good sense of humor you should pick up this book. Go to their site and check out the strips, drop by your local comic shop or game store and pick up an issue. You won’t regret it, I promise.
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