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Hasbro and IDW Publishing seem to work well together. Their professional relationship started with the highly successful ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' comics, which have varied in quality from the mediocre ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'' to the critically praised ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'', and continued with ''Franchise/GIJoe'' comics. So naturally, the next step was for Hasbro to choose another popular franchise that could translate well into the comics medium. The obvious choice was ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

Written by Creator/JohnRogers of ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' and ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' fame, ''Dungeons & Dragons'' tells the story of Fell's Five, a RagtagBunchOfMisfits consisting of:

* '''Adric Fell''' -- Adric is a human fighter who uses a sword and shield. More of a GuileHero than anything, he's a master of the IndyPloy. He's rugged and tough, and seems to have a slightly shady past.

* '''Varis''' - Varis is your typical [[OurElvesAreBetter Wood Elf]] ranger. He's handsome, dashing, loves nature, and skilled with a bow. He also uses two [[AnAxeToGrind Handaxes]] for close range combat. Constantly snarks about everything, including ''[[ScrewYouElves other elves]]'' (specifically, Eladrin).

* '''Khal Khalundurrin''' - Khal is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarf]] [[ThePaladin Paladin]]. He favors a [[DropTheHammer hammer]], and is quick to comment on the superiority of dwarven crafting. As [[ElvesVersusDwarves usual]], he doesn't get along with Varis. Is a [[HiddenDepths surprisingly good]] [[WarriorPoet poet]].

* '''Bree Three-Hands''' - Bree is a [[{{Hobbits}} Halfling]] [[LoveableRogue rogue]]. She's always out for number one, and provides the comic relief. She's usually the one who gets Fell's Five out of any sticky situations, namely traps - she has an uncanny knack for sensing them. Not to mention sensing any gold or loot that is not nailed down and/or on fire.

* '''Tisha Swornheart''' - The resident mage, Tisha is a Tiefling Warlock. She joins the team about halfway through the first issue, and generally is the nuker. If you can't tell by the way she's dressed, she's also the resident MsFanservice, as is the standard with female warlocks.

The series generally runs on RuleOfFun and RuleOfCool, and often reads as much like as a bunch of creative players playing their characters as it does an actual story - it's another success story in IDW's creative partnership with Hasbro.

Much like IDW's ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony]]'' titles, it isn't part of the ComicBook/HasbroComicUniverse formed by the ''[[ComicBook/Revolution2016 Revolution]]''; in this case it's likely because bringing them from their own world into the HCU would be too difficult.

Based on the 4th edition ruleset of the games, the comic takes place in its own version of the ''TabletopGame/NentirVale'' setting.

Not to be confused with the ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' comics that DC published in the 1990s, set in the 2nd edition TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms. Nor with the 2016 D&D comic relaunch, which is called ''ComicBook/LegendsOfBaldursGate'' and is also set in the 5th edition TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms.
!!''Dungeons And Dragons'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* BadassAdorable: Bree.
* BlessedWithSuck: In Issue #6 Drey describes that Adric suffers a curse...the curse of being clever. This means he can always see a way out when everything seems lost, but it also means he can't save everyone, no matter how much he wants to.
* BrickJoke: Pit trap!
* TheCaper: The latter half of the "Feywild" arc.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The dryad.]]
* TheChessmaster: Copernicus Jinx is either a brilliant mastermind who plays a long game, or one very lucky and cheeky gnome.
* CombatPragmatist: Everyone but Khal has their moments. Bree uses dungeon traps to her own advantage against enemies that should really know better and Adric breaks one opponent's neck with her own spiked chain.
* CuteBruiser: Bree, again.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Tisha was motivated to become an adventurer to avenge her parents' murder, and Adric is hinted to have something of a checkered history as well, having to do with a war before the events of the comic.
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone at some point.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Drey Harrick.]]
* ElvesVersusDwarves: Although there are a few instances where they actually agree on something.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Adric
** TheLancer: Varis
** TheBigGuy: Khal
** TheSmartGuy: Bree (in the WeakButSkilled sense)
** TheChick: Tisha
* IndyPloy: Despite being the group's Fighter, this is basically Adric's primary skill for the series. The rest of the group is fully aware that he effectively makes his plans up as he goes, but they're actually all okay with that.
-->Khal: "Adric's plans are rarely ''good'' ones, but they're quick."
-->Varis: "You'd be surprised how much more useful a skill that is in the adventuring trade."
* ImprovisedWeapon: Invoked by one particularly skilled orc chieftain (much to Adric's displeasure) who was hoping he'd choose an orcish weapon during an honor duel.
-->Adric: This is where he thinks he's got me. Going with an orc weapon. But he doesn't know I trained in orc blades back on the Catalonia. Midshipman fought the savages in the last war. Cleaver, morningstar, spiked club, polearm, I'm ready-
-->Gruhn the Orc Chief: "Grunh choose '''rock'''."
-->Adric: "What?! A rock pick? A rock hammer? ''A rock's not a weapon''!"
* InterspeciesRomance: Adric and Juliana.
* MsFanservice: Tisha
* MythologyGag: The statue from the cover to the original ''Player's Handbook'' (and the third edition ''Player's Handbook II'') shows up in the zero issue.
* NeverSplitTheParty: Stated word-for-word in one issue.
** Although Adric insists that it's just a "delayed flank."
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame and OurElvesAreBetter: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with.]] Khal is what you would expect a Gimli {{Expy}} to be, except he was actually kicked out of his dwarven home because he actively spoke against the rigid clannishness of his culture through ''love poems''. Varis is also much like a stereotypical elf, but also is stated to enjoy cities more than the forests, and never hesitates to slip in zingers against other (high) elves that look down their noses at everything else.
* OurOrcsAreDifferent: The typical ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ProudWarriorRace version.
* RunningGag: Bad days, bad ideas, terrible rescues, and there is never any good news.
** Also, Dwarven work.
* TakeThatKiss: Adric does this [[spoiler:[[FunnyMoments to an orc!]]]]
* WorldOfBadass: Well, It IS ''Dungeons & Dragons''...
* WorldOfSnark