The world of Pathfinder comes alive every month in brand-new comic books produced in cooperation with Dynamite Entertainment! Each issue contains 20+ pages of story, plus bonus material designed for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! Explore the backgrounds and personalities of iconic characters like Valeros and Seoni, visit the far-flung lands of the Pathfinder campaign setting, and throw dice in encounters inspired by the comic stories themselves with this exciting ongoing monthly series!
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Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
I liked the comic overall - the story and characters were fine. It was a good start.
I wasn't fond of the art, though. It seemed overly ... muddy? That's the word that comes to mind. I need to read it again, and give the art another try. I definitely preferred the art on, say, the Fell's Five D&D comic.
Yep, muddy and grotesque (the artistic meaning of the word, not the common "that's gross" meaning), and very out of place given the artistic style of the game and even half of the book. Who would recognize Valeros in the comic from his picture in the back if we weren't told who he was?
So, I'm disappointed in the artist's choices, but I like the writing well enough to stay with it. I agree that actually getting a frame full of hordes of goblins would have been a better artistic choice than merely telling us that there is a horde of goblins; comics are a visual medium after all. But it's issue #1, so hopefully the team's cohesion will improve over time.
I do agree with Heaven's Agent though, the "But everyone in Internetland thinks the comic is aces" post did come across as a mild Appeal to Authority attack.
Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Is it possible to subscribe to both the deluxe and the standard subscription? I'd like to get the five titles to collect and one additional issue to get that gaming content. However, I can't add the normal subscription to my cart, it keeps getting removed because I already subscribe to the deluxe version.
Not sure which thread to apply this to (I don't see one by itself just about the comic itself) but I just bought and read the first issue. This may be the first regular comic book I've decided to collect in 20 years. In other words, great work, Jim Zub and Dynamite, and good job, Paizo.
It's been nearly a month with no word, and I wanted to check in: Has there been any discussion as to making the tactical map available to those who buy the digital version from comiXology? Being unable to obtain an electronic version of the maps and similar materials is the only thing preventing me from supporting this product. It's simply not worth the cover price to me without it.
thanks for looking into that one Vic, I appreciate it. I think I'll keep going the digital route since I've pretty much gone that route when it comes to reading stuff these days.
Also, 3 days left in September, any word on when the 2nd issue is coming out? Finally, when the issue comes out, when does the digital version come out?
I will admit I'm one of those that felt the art was a bit lacking espically since I'm spoiled with what the characters have looked like in Paizo products up to this point. Was I expecting a fully drawn WAR comic, no but I was expecting a bit less Neanderthal looking Valeros & such.
Story I thought was pretty good. I like the way Kyra was introduced & I'm looking forward to the next issue.
Hi - just got your promo email on the comic subs and I wanted to take advantage of the following offer: "Even better, if you subscribe before October 3rd, you can set up your subscription to begin with issue #1, and you'll receive the first two issues at the same time!" but I don't see the option - it just adds the subs starting at #3... am I missing something?
I just saw that too. I'm not interested in starting at #3. Let us know if you are going to be honoring the email promo and the mechanism by which that will happen (do we need to send another email, post that we want to start at #1 etc.).
You should be able to start with issue #1 now - the dates in the system were off by a few days which prevented anybody from starting with issue #1, and instead started with issue #2. It's been corrected - sorry for any confusion!
I also ordered the deluxe subscription today after receiving the email that Xenophax mentioned above. However, in my final confirmation page, it shows a "pending" ship date for issue #1, and a Wed 10/3 ship date for issue #2...both have separate shipping charges added. I just wanted to confirm that I did it correctly and all copies of #1 and #2 will ship together..thanks!
Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Yeah I guess. It just seems to me that there's much more competition though - as a comic producer I'd be more worried people will switch to something else if I missed a few deadlines. It's probably just my perspective as a comics neophyte and an RPG old hand, but it seems to me there's a much less crowded marketplace when it comes to RPG books.
Even if I'm right, I suppose being more concerned about it wouldnt necessarily translate into a greater ability to affect the underlying causes of delays.
Just wanted to say while the 1st issue was a great intro to the series, there was something about the art that kinda threw me off the issue. Issue 2 on the other I have no problems with. I will admit the first pic of Valeros I was like "oh no, not again" but as the book went along I found myself really liking the artwork, epically Seoni & Kyra.
Where's Pathfinder Comic #2? I had it in my cart (along with issue #1) and when I got home today to order the 2 of them, I found that ALL printings of issue #2 were marked as Unavailable. Did they all sell out in 1 day or is there a glitch of some kind? I was stoked about getting my hands on these.
Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager
Looks like the inventory wasn't entered in the system. We'll get it fixed as soon as possible.
I've been growing as a fan of Pathfinder recently, especially the iconics, and I just picked up the first comic book so that I can see them in action. I especially love the fact that stat blocks are provided so that I can play as these characters in home games. That said, I have a question (and forgive me if this has been answered before): I see that Seoni was given the Varisian Tattoo feat from the Inner Sea World guide, but why wasn't she built off the Tattooed Sorcerer archetype from Inner Sea Magic?
I've modified one of her old stat blocks from an adventure path to properly utilize the archetype, but I'm curious why this hasn't been done "officially" yet.
I have to report that in my Paizo Exclusive Pathfinder #2, unlike issue #1, the interior map was actually stappled into the comic, instead of being placed between the two staples. I managed to pull out the offending staple with just a small tear to the cover, to remove the map, but hopefully this isn't going to be common. There is no use having a playable map, if you have to tear the comic or the map to get to it.
I'm a little disappointed at the irregular way the various issues have been released so far. Some of the incentives for issue #1 had me interested - but by the time #3 shipped and they still werent there my enthusiasm had cooled somewhat. I hope it will settle down into a more consistent release schedule as we head into 2013.
While the price of comic won't kill me, having multiple releases per month is kinda of annoying if he comes to that. One thing I never did like when Pathfinder subscription items had to do that catch up.
Hopefully everything is ok with the comic as I was really starting to enjoy it + kinda nice having a monthly comic to read again.
You are correct: the number of standard covers is dropping from 4 to 2 starting with issue 7. So deluxe subscribers will get 2 standard covers (instead of 4) plus the paizo.com exclusive. I've updated the subscription description, and we'll soon be sending subscribers an email to let them know.
Hello, I just started my subscription with #6, and it says in the product description above that this is a monthly comic.
I see that #6 is the April issue, but on your product schedule page I do not see issue #7 listed for May June or July.
So, is this really a monthly product?
Or have issues # 7(may) 8(june) 9(july) just not made it onto the product schedule page yet?
The first is that the later issues haven't made it to the product schedule page yet; we tend to get confirmed delivery dates for the comics on shorter notice than we get for our own products.
The second is that, while it is planned as a monthly line, the comic industry tends to miss deadlines about as much as the gaming industry. It took a little more than 8 months to complete the first 6-issue run, and I would not be surprised if that turns out to be fairly typical.