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November 5, 2009

Princess Powerful Attacks: The Guild

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The Guild is an online sitcom created by Felicia Day.  The story revolves around an online gaming guild called the Knights of Good who play a massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG).  The Knights of Good interact with each other outside of the game, mostly due to situations arising in their lives.  After a two year video game addiction, Felicia Day wrote the pilot to The Guild in 2007.  After The Guild debuted, it developed a broad fan base of gamers and non-gamers.  The Guild also inspired Joss Whedon, whom Felicia worked with in the past, to create a web TV series called Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  In 2009, Felicia Day wrote the comic The Guild based off of the online sitcom.

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Mock Cover. No cover available for The Guild.

Title: The Guild
Writer: Felicia Day
Art: Jim Rugg, Juan Ferreyra, Dan Jackson, and Nate Piekos
Appearance: #27 of Myspace Dark Horse Presents
Publisher: Dark Horse
Pages: 2
Release Date: October 2009
Price: $0.00

Side Notes: It is available to read for free online at Myspace Dark Horse Presents.    According to an  an interview with Jim Rugg who worked on the comic, “The Guild” will be a 3 issue miniseries in the future.

The Guild was a great story.  It was nice to see characters doing individual activities other than gaming.  The show only has the opportunity to showcase the characters’ activities related to plot or a set up for a joke.  The artwork was very fun and quirky.  In essence, the main characters were identifiable.  I was able to tell which character was which, but the drawings didn’t necessarily look like the actors who portray them.

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In game play depicted in The Guild (comic)

Switching to a more realistic style for their online game segments was very thoughtful.  It separated the comic’s reality from the story’s fantasy world.

The Guild is a hilarious show.  Characters are written with noticeable flaws as well as endearing personalities.  The comic managed to capture that energy, and is considered a must read for any fans of the show.

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Princess Powerful
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8 Comments


  1. billy

    Sounds funny and interesting. I’ll have to check this out.


  2. Kristin

    It’s only 2 pages? Or is this a sample of an upcoming series?

    Never watched The Guild, but Dr. Horrible is fantastic.


  3. Princess Powerful

    I think it might be. There’s not much news about The Guild comic besides it being a 3 issue story.



  4. I LOOOVE THE GUILD. haha. Sooo funny. And the red head is hot. lol


  5. Infinite Speech

    i’ll have to take a look at it sometime sounds like it’s good for a laugh or two



  6. When is the comic supposed to come out?



  7. Good question. Nobody knows. Once I find out I’ll give everyone the heads up.



  8. […] a previous review, we discussed the origins of The Guild web television series and the Myspace Dark Horse Presents […]



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