I just read the preview pages of issue #1 of Double Jumpers, a four issue mini from David Dwonch (Gnome, Space-Time Condominium, Back in the Day) and Bill Blankenship (crazymarycomic.com) and our friends at Action Lab! From what I saw I can tell you it’s going to be a lot of fun!
After Jason and his team of programmers get stuck in their virtual reality game, Dungeon Lords, they must find a way back to the real world. Unbeknownst to them, the fantasy characters they inhabit have taken control of their bodies… and now wizards and warriors run free in Las Vegas!
The preview I got to read didn’t get that far into the story but the stuff I read was witty, intelligent, and funny. In just those few pages I already feel like I know the characters. It was refreshing to see an ensemble that isn’t four best friends, these are co-workers, half of whom don’t seem to care for each other all that much. While the characters are familiar Dwonch seems to have kept away from the stereotypes. It’s gonna be interesting to see how the relationships work and how they don’t.
Blankenship’s art switches seamlessly between present day Las Vegas and the land of Arganon. In fact both the art and the writing seem to find just the right balance between the “real” world and the “game” world;
As soon as I have the order information I’ll pass it on to you guys!