From Library Journal
Kovalic started Dork Tower, a hilarious, cartoony, black-and-white comic book series about a group of role-playing gamers, in 1998. This volume collects issues 13-17 of the comic (the first two volumes contained the first 12), along with bonus material. Each of the five issues includes a main serial and shorter features. In the main story, loudmouthed Igor, laid-back Ken, dungeon master Matt, and Carson the Muskrat are joined in the game by Matt's off- and (against his better judgment) on-again girlfriend, Kayleigh, who looks down on Matt's nerdish activities. Further confusing the matter is Gilly, the Perky Goth, whom Matt likes a lot. In addition to the role-playing game jokes, the book spoofs Renaissance fairs, Macintosh computer lovers, the cable TV hit Iron Chef, comic-book crossovers, Star Wars fans, and the other best-known humor comic about gamers, Knights of the Dinner Table (Kenzer & Company). Fanboys and fangirls of any age will laugh out loud at Kovalic's comical yet sympathetic take on the gaming life. Recommended for all collections, especially where interest in role-playing games is high.
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