Pathfinder: Worldscape King of the Goblins One-Shot Review
Scripted By: James L. Sutter
Illustrated By: Andrea Mutti
Colors By: Vladimir Popov
Lettered By: Tom Napolitano
Cover A By: Roberto Castro & Mohan
Paizo.com Exclusive Cover By: Andrea Mutti & Vladimir Popov
Edited By: Anthony Marques
Pathfinder: Worldscape Created By: Erik Mona
Published By: Dynamite Entertainment
Let me just start by saying any book that’s first line is “Get off me you, melon-headed afterbirths!” I’m buying that book! Unlike the others in this series that I’ve read and reviewed, this issue didn’t have a story title, just simply “King of the Goblins”. This book was great on an entirely new level of dark sarcastic comedic tones. I was literally entertained throughout this entire issue. At first the goblins are trying to kill him until they are all sucked through the portal into the Worldscape forcing them to make Seltyiel their chief or, in essence, the Goblin King. Along their travels they encounter a man in a a castle named Vlad, and, as you can imagine, things can only get worse from this point on. For this and many more Pathfinder: Worldscape adventures head to your Local Comic or Game Shop and pick them up today!
James L. Sutter brought a dark sarcastic side to this story in a way that will make you want for more, I know I want more King of the Goblins adventures written by him. Like I said, from the first line I was hooked and loved the characters throughout the book. I look forward to reading more from James. If you recognize the name and are a gamer that’s because he has been an assistant editor on Dungeon Magazine, as well as a developer and editor on the Pathfinder RPG. He currently serves as Paizo’s Executive Editor, and commissions all the Pathfinder Tales novels.In 2016, he was announced as the Creative Director in charge of the new Starfinder RPG for Paizo. He has written several novels including “Deaths Heretic” and “The Redemption Engine”, game books, and short stories in such publications as Machine of Death and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Check out some of his other work in these short stories or novels if you enjoyed this book as much as I did.
Andrea Mutti did a good job on this book, which was very well illustrated with great undertones in the art. The change in the art from when they first met Vlad and when they realize who and what he is was great. She’s worked on many other books in his artistic career such as Rebels and Image’s new hit series Port of Earth. Look for Andrea’s work as he’s very talented artist if you attended NYCC you might have actually met him.
This is the fourth Pathfinder: Worldscape adventure that I’ve read and reviewed. I have enjoyed them all but this is the first one with a sarcastic tone and an unknown character to me, the others were all characters I knew and have read for years such as Warlord of Mars, Red Sonja & Lord of the Jungle. I have said it before and I’ll say it again this is a great concept combining comics & gaming. Each one of these has an exclusive Pathfinder RPG Encounter map included with it just a very cool idea indeed. Head down to your Local Comic or Game Shop today and pick them up!
- Geek Factor
A great concept combining comics & gaming.