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.
List of comics based on The Dresden Files:
- Welcome to the Jungle: set before the events of Storm Front.
- Storm Front
- Fool Moon
- Ghoul Goblin: set after the events of Fool Moon.
- War Cry: set after the events of Dead Beat.
- Down Town: set after the events of White Night.
- Wild Card set after the events of Small Favor
- Dog Men set after the events of Small Favor
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◊!