The Kids Present Comics Archeology - Appendix N - What Is Appendix N?

Welcome to Comics Archeology! What started out as a segment during our reviews of graphic novels has now turned into a series and to start us off we will be doing a deep dive into Appendix N this month. We will first ask the question 'What is Appendix N?'. Then in following episodes we will shine a light on Appendix N author's influence on comics, comics' influence on Dungeons & Dragons, and finally Dungeons & Dragons' influence on comics. During this exploration we hope to uncover some insights as to why popular fantasy and science fiction literature, comics, and role playing games just go well together and are culturally one. We hope you enjoy this latest exploration! Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to

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March is APPENDIX N MONTH and we are celebrating with Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: Cloud of Hate and Other Stories - Dennis O’Neil

In 1973, industry titan Denny O'Neil joined master artists Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson to adapt stories starring Fritz Leiber's timeless fantasy characters, the barbarian Fafhrd and the nimble rogue the Gray Mouser. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books is collecting all of those exciting tales of swords and devilry into one handsome collection! Drawn by Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson! Bonus story penciled by Jim Starlin!

Discussion Schedule:
March 6th - Sword of Sorcery #1
March 13th - Sword of Sorcery #2 & #3
March 20th - Sword of Sorcery #4 & #5

The Comic Book Character Of The Month for March is Drizzt Do'Urden! We will be reading:
Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Vol. 1: Homeland

Adapting the famous series by R.A. Salvatore, beginning with Book 1 of the Dark Elf Trilogy, Homeland. Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the Drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do'Urden. The young prince of a royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin. Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitable dilemma. Can he live in a world that rejects integrity?

Discussion Schedule:

March 4th - Chapter 1
March 11th - Chapter 2
March 18th - Chapter 3

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