Item description for Nodwick #28 (Nodwick Comic Series) by Aaron Williams...
Nodwick #28 (Nodwick Comic Series) by Aaron Williams
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Dork Storm Press
ISBN 1933288035 ISBN13 9781933288031
Availability 0 units.
More About Aaron Williams
Aaron Williams is an Atlanta native and has been involved in sports since he was a young child. Aaron played baseball all the way through high school and college as well as played mens competetive softball for a number of teams including Team Mizuno and Team Under Armour. Aaron received a degree in Sports and Recreation Management and after college worked with the Atlanta Braves and Gwinnett Braves baseball organizations. Aaron combines his experience in the sports industry with his passion to write to bring us his first ever published writing.
Reviews - What do customers think about Nodwick #28 (Nodwick Comic Series)?
Clunk Mar 9, 2006
Nodwick and Co. are back!
The long-suffering henchman and his band of friends are back in the twenty-eighth "Nodwick" adventure, where "Dungeons and Dragons" gets a comedic quirk. And yes, dumb cluck Yeager is the one who gets affected in a big way.
Long ago, the gods created the Tree of Cerebrostim-X, whose fruit made people smart. When mortals got too uppity, the gods blasted the tree and vanished. Now the only remaining part of it is the Clue By Four, a wooden club that makes anyone struck with it intelligent.
Now Nodwick, Yeager, Artax and Piffany take it, so they can use it against the dark god Baphuma'al. To solve minor problems (like escaping an erupting volcano), Yeager repeatedly bonks himself on the head with it, turning himself into a super-intellectual. Problem is, eventually he gets so smart he ends up bumping into the gods...
This is one of those mega-goofy Nodwick adventures, which only have a medium-level connection to the main Battle Against the Dark God storyline. And it's a fun one, with Yeager somehow managing to be superintelligent and stupid at the same time. How smart do you have to be to get a clue?
Aaron Williams also has some fun with the various gods, since all good D&D stories have gods (good and bad). Assorted deities like Thor and Osiris make cameos early on, and Yeager even takes a trip to Divine Central. ("Are you trying to get me smote with lightning?") And he never takes the spoofery over the top, preferring a dry, tongue-in-cheek approach.
There's also some gaming geek stuff at the back, quite amusing to look at, and a promo for another Aaron Williams series called "PS238," about superhero kiddies.
Aaron Williams' "Nodwick 28" is a good example of fantasy spoofery, with big dumb barbarians suddenly getting... smart. The only thing scarier is Baphuma'al himself.