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Jim Butcher has long been a comics fan, and has been quoted as saying that The Dresden Files has the soul of a comic book. It seems inevitable, then, that comic book adaptations and spin-offs of the popular series should come to pass.

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General tropes demonstrated by the Dresden Files comics series:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The comics show some of Harry's other adventures, and War Cry does some expanding on the Venatori and what they do.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Harry, obviously.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Listens-to-Wind is hospitalized during the climax of Dog Men, meaning that Harry has to deal with the Big Bad on his own.
  • Series Continuity Error: The comics are famous among fans of the novels for getting a lot of fine details wrong.
  • Unreliable Illustrator: Carlos Gomez is notorious for this. There's often little relation between what he draws and what the text or dialogue describes.
    • Perhaps the most egregious example of this came in Down Town, which is centered around Harry attempting to stop a magical plague from spreading. Harry speaks with a civilian who has been infected with the plague, saying it's probably not a good idea for them to shake hands in the dialogue. Yet the artwork depicts Harry clutching the man's shoulder reassuringly!
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