Munchkin 2

Munchkin-the game where you do whatever it takes to win, whether it’s backstabbing your own mum or befriending your worst enemy-is now a comic. And the twists and turns are just as unpredictable as the game. This little comic has a real Napoleon complex.

As I mentioned after reading the first issue, I just recently got the chance to play this game (I know, what took so long right?)  This without a doubt could not have been timed any better as Munchkin is now coming out with comics.  Even if I had still not played it yet though, it has shown to be a fun substitute for playing.  At least a temporary one anyways.

In this second installment of the comic, two different stories provide the reader with more hilarity from the game.  The first follows a pair of adventurers through the dungeon belonging to one of the monsters featured in game, crossing paths with even more of them.  The second actually focuses specifically on one monster, and is almost like a very amusing National Geographic episode on this “breed” of monster.

Both of the artists in this issue did a fantastic job of taking multiple elements from the game and drawing them into a story.  As the game is basically only single frame pictures, and they’ve taken those individual components and illustrating them into a whole comic story.  The likeness to the original art in the game is excellent and is a great nod to it.

If you’ve taken interest in the second issue, one would imagine you’re a fan of the game.  Either that, or you’re just looking to keep reading this hilarious fantasy series.  No matter the reason for doing so, you should certainly embark on your own adventure to the comic store to grab this new issue.

For more on Munchkin or other Boom titles, check out Boom! Studios.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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