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Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories Paperback – September 21, 2010
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All of the stories here take place before the events of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, providing additional (though usually tangential) backstory. How did Dr. Horrible decide to become evil? Where did Moist get his, uh, superpower from? Each story is bite-sized and self-contained. None really has any depth, but all of them are at least somewhat entertaining.
Don't skip the introduction, which is quite possibly the funniest page of the book.
The graphic novel tells several stories about different characters. Some were definitely more entertaining than others. The best story follows the Evil League of Evil as they rampage across the city while the Council of Champions is off on retreat. The stories where Penny goes on a date and Dr. Horrible remembers his origins are both interesting and fun stories. Captain Hammers PSA and Moist's origin fell flat for me.
The book is a mixed bag and only of interest if you have seen the Sing-Along Blog.
All have different artwork. Personally, I think Dr Horrible's story is the best one: the drawings resemble so much Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion, it's amazing, and also packed with action.
The actual comic is a prequel to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and has five separate stories in it. The stories center around Captain Hammer, Moist, Penny, The Evil League of Evil, and Dr. Horrible much like the web series did. We do see some other characters in the stories though. Johnny Snow, James Flames, Mister Maniacal, and Justice Joe are some of the other characters that are seen in this.
Overall, this is a good comic to read for anyone who wants more Dr. Horrible outside of the original web series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun read just very short. I feel like it stops just when you start getting in to it.Published 4 months ago by Pam Conner
A set of prequel stories to the Sing-along-blog. It doesn't do much introduce the characters, but does give a bit of background on what was going on before we meet them in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shawn Stewart
Great comic with behind the scenes stories in the same universe. It fleshes out characters seen briefly in the short. Gives you a view into what part 2 of this could be. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Bernard
pretty great! comic violence. great for fans of dr horriblePublished 10 months ago by melanie woods
This comic really adds to the story line. I would definitely suggest reading this!Published 11 months ago by Deidra
I enjoyed the brief (and seemingly random) look into the lives of the Cpt.Hammer, Penny, and (of course) Dr.Horrible. Read morePublished 12 months ago by TrekkieChick29
We are fans of Dr. Horrible and both my teenage children love comic books and graphic novels, so I picked this up thinking it would be a fun read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Busy Working Mom