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Preview: Pathfinder: Goblins HC

Pathfinder: Goblins HC

Adam Warren, Erik Mona, Carlos Soule, James L. Sutter, Ron Marz, Ray Fawkes, Jeremy Holt, F. Wesley Schneider, Oaul Allor, Eric Trautmann, Larry White (w)
Carlos Gomes, Shane White, Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, Sean Izaakse, Lee Moder, Craig Rousseau, Jennifer Meyer, Christian Meesey, Jainai Jeffries, Adam Moore, Kevin Stokes (a)
Carlos Gomez (c)
FC • 168 pages • $24.99 • Teen+

The goblins from Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG are pint-sized psychopaths, wreaking havoc across the land.
Infamous for their unpredictable attacks, catchy raiding songs, hatred of dogs, and fear of horses, goblins blend mischief and murderousness like no other monsters.  Collecting the entire Goblins comic book series, this fantastic collection includes an exclusive, an EXCLUSIVE eight-page bonus short story, as well as an extensive gallery of all cover illustrations and more than 20-pages of official Pathfinder Chronicles with world and character details (roleplaying game content, including gaming adventures and a fold-out map, perfect for miniatures)!


Preview: Pathfinder: Goblins! #5 (of 5)


Paul Allor, Eric Trautmann and Larry White (w)
Kevin Stokes, Adam Moore (a)
Adam Moore (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Our Goblins! series winds down to a close with two more glorious stories of goblin lore! In “The Ballad of Ak” we follow the rapid rise and fall of Ak, a chief’s assistant who is bullied and disrespected by the rest of his tribe. And in “Legendary”, the misadventures of Muttonchomp and his goblin dog are proclaimed by the campfire. This is a tale of a goblin’s meteoric rise to infamy alongside his “faithful” companion!


Preview: Pathfinder Goblins! #4 (of 5)


Jeremy Holt, F. Wesley Schneider (w)
Christian Meesey, Jainai Jeffries (a)
Christian Meesey (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

In “The Gobbling Goblin”, as a small band of goblin’s forage for food, one of them tells the legend of Kronkshaft– a cautionary tale of one goblin’s ambition to eat the impossible, and the humorous series of events that his insatiable hunger gets him into. And in “Horsechopper”, everyone knows that goblins hate horses, even going so far as to craft vicious weapons called “horsechoppers.” So what happens when a pair of unsuspecting goblins suddenly come face to face with their worst nightmare one day? A darkly comic spin on a survival horror tale!


Preview: Pathfinder: Goblins! #3 (of 5)


Ron Marz, Ray Fawkes (w)
Lee Moder, Jennifer Meyer, Alberto Jímenz Alburquerque (a)
Jennifer Meyer (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

In “To Read or Not to Read,” the pen is mightier than the sword, especially if you’re a goblin! Nothing strikes fear into a goblin’s heart like a good book, but one curious creature might well turn out to be the Shakespeare of his people …  if he survives he experience.   And in “The Way of The Goblin”, there’s a pack of goblins that have a new leader who may turn them into a real threat…that is, if they can even understand what he’s telling them to do.  Well laid tactical plans turn soon into a chaos of screaming, burning, and bumbling goblins.


Review: Pathfinder: Goblins! #3

20131002-142846.jpgAs a spin-off of a comic of a tabletop roleplaying game, Pathfinder: Goblins! is a fun and lighthearted read that manages to hold its own as a standalone series.

So how did we go from pen and paper RPG to a goblin comic book? The brilliant team at Paizo Publishing took advantage of their wildly successful Pathfinder roleplaying game and ran with it, creating the Pathfinder Society, Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and Pathfinder Comics (to name a few). They have a rabid and loyal fan base, and teaming up with Dynamite Comics to create this series is just another way to give back to their gamers.

This month’s issue is broken down into two short stories, “To Read or Not to Read” and “The Way of the Goblin.” The former, and better of the two, is a cheeky take on Shakespearean history and the goblin that overcomes his fear of reading. The second story revolves around a goblin leader’s frustrating attempt at teaching tactics to his pack, and the predictable bedlam that ensues. Writers Ron Marz and Ray Fawkes maintain the series’ tradition and find yet another way to make bumbling, stupid goblins bumble and look stupid…it never gets old.

Though there are a myriad of artists, all of which deliver entertaining albeit average illustrations, Jennifer Meyer‘s cover art and storybook inserts stand out amongst the rest. Meyer scales back the bright, familiar sequentials and delivers charming, fairytale pages in the midst of the first short story (it’ll catch you off guard when they show up). Her attractive cover is just a taste of the four storybook pages.

As Graphic Policy continues to branch off into new arenas, I am sure one day I’ll review some of Paizo’s other products, even though their site states, “players need only the single 576-page core rulebook,” to play Pathfinder (yikes). For now, I’ll stick with their comics…they are a nice break from the Marvel and DC universes that can oftentimes take themselves way too seriously.

Story: Ron Marz, Ray Fawkes Art: Lee Moder, Craig Rousseau, Jennifer Meyer, Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque
Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Pathfinder: Goblins #2 (of 5)


Charles Soule, James Sutter (w)
Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, Sean Izaakse (a)
Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Two goblin-themed short stories, set in the beloved Pathfinder RPG universe! Gurgle, the most brilliant Longlung ever to draw breath, has a plan. Along with his feckless pal Deep, he’ll convince a tribe of Squidwhistlers to help him sink a treasure ship, and then… profit! Meanwhile, a pack of goblins steals an invisibility cloak from a traveling merchant. Once the mystical pranks lose their appeal, Mub the Goblin knows there’s only one crime worthy of a true goblin hero: stealing Chief Korgamorg’s magic pig!


Preview: Pathfinder: Goblins! #1 (of 5)


Adam Warren, Erik Mona (w)
Carlos Gomez, Shane White (a)
Carlos Gomez (c)
Pathinfinder Miniature Goblin figure!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The goblins from Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG are pint-sized psychopaths, wreaking havoc across the land. Infamous for unpredictable attacks, catchy raiding songs, hatred of dogs, and fear of horses, goblins blend mischief and murderousness like no other monsters. And Pathfinder fans adore them! Since their appearance in the very first Pathfinder release, Pathfinder goblins have starred in numerous adventures and game supplements, and now they get their own comic book series! Don’t miss this series featuring an all star line up of talent! Issue 1 includes “The One-Eyed Goblin is King,” written by Adam Warren with art by Carlos Gomez and “Prize Pupil,” written by Paizo Publisher Erik Mona and illustrated by Shane White. Future issues will include stories by Ron Marz, Ray Fawkes, Charles Soule, Paul Allor, Eric Trautmann, and more!