His live acoustic performance of his austere song, Swelters etched into memory.
Vic Chestnutt, no longer amongst the millions.
"What If special based on the seminal early 80s Daredevil run by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson!
By Karl Bollers (WOLVERINE: HUNGER) and Rafael Kayanan"
Portion from ComicsBulletin.com's review by Dave Wallace:
I probably would have given the issue a score of 3 bullets had it not been for the excellent artwork of Rafael Kayanan, which is strong enough to push it just above the average rating. The opening pages are particularly arresting, with a wonderfully moody close-up of Elektra that's followed by an explosive action shot of a wounded helicarrier, before giving way to some slightly more restrained flashback sequences. Even in these quieter scenes, however, Kayanan finds a way to make the pages visually interesting, with strong design elements in the artwork (for example, the page in which Stick disarms Elektra), a great use of light and colour (as seen in the montage page that shows Elektra training with Nick Fury) and some delicate handling of occasionally disturbing imagery (such as the aftermath of the massacre in the Kingpin's HQ, or the scene in which Elektra discovers the Advocate's "gallery").
The R.A. Salvatore classic “Guenhwyvar” unveils the origin of the magical black panther that would become companion to the legendary drow hero, Drizzt Do’Urden, while in the Ravenloft tale “Caretaker,” the vampire lord Strahd von Zarovich demonstrates the nightmarish methods by which he maintains dominion over the cursed realm of Barovia.
- A double-sized monthly anthology exploring the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons!
- Adapting the works of best-selling authors R.A. Salvatore and P.N. Elrod, with scripts by Elrod and Mike O’Sullivan (G.I. Joe)
- Interior art by Juanfran Moyano (Dragonlance Legends) and Jerry Beck (Evil Ernie, Something Wicked), and cover art by Rafael Kayanan (Conan, Star Wars, Spider-Man) and Francis Tsai (Heroes for Hire, Marvel Adventures).