Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book
by Various (credited below).
Blurb: As seen on The Daily Dot, Engadget, Pride, i09 and more, the Dream Daddy comics are now collected in a trade paperback!
Oni Press presents Dream Daddy, a comics series based on the acclaimed Game Grumps visual novel video game!Taken from book blurb
Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. Dive into entirely new stories featuring the backstories and adventures of your favorite Dads, told by game co-creators Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, along with the comic industry’s top indie talent like C. Spike Trotman, Josh Trujillo, and Kris Anka!
Release Date: 14 May, 2019
Length: 128 pages.
Issues: Dream Daddy #1-5
Genre: Comic. QUILTBAG.
Read as: eBook.
If you don’t already know, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book is based off a dating simulator game called, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. If you are still unsure, Dream Daddy is a gay dating sim where you play a Dad who finds romance in his new neighbourhood.
If you were ever unsure, yes both the book and game are amazing.
The Dream Daddy comic book is a complied book of the five comics that are currently available. Each are a short little adventure that further explores the characters met in the Dream Daddy game. You don’t have to know the game to read the book but a knowledge of the characters going in does help.
The characters remain true to form with each retaining their individual and endearing natures. The stories told in the book range from romantic in nature, (‘Much Abird about Nothing’) to the trials of fatherhood (‘Fair Deal’) with a good old Dungeons and Dragons game thrown in for good measure (‘Dungeons & Daddies’).
The stand out comic for me though was ‘Let the Right Dad In’ which featured two characters from the game that I hadn’t really connected with, but this new comic made me see in a different light. Due to this really cute, funny, and strange comic I’m going to return to the game and give their story lines a play.
Dream Daddy #1: “Much Abird About Nothing.”
- Writer: Wendy Xu.
- Artist/Colorist: Ryan Maniulit
Dream Daddy #2: “Let The Right Dad In”
- Writer: Lee C. A.
- Artist/Colorist: Jack Gross
Dream Daddy #3: “Dream Ad-y”
- Writers: Leighton Gray, Vernon Shaw
- Artist: Jarrett Williams
Dream Daddy #4: “Fair Deal”
- Writer: C. Spike Trotman
- Artist: Drew Green
Dream Daddy #5: “Dungeons & Daddies”
- Writer: Josh Trujillo
- Artists: D.J. Kirkland
Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book is an absolute must for anyone who is a fan of the game. If you’re only just finding out about Dream Daddy, then the book is also an amazing introduction to the world around the game and comics.
I would 100% recommend that you check out both the game and the book!
Please note: I received a copy of Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book from NetGalley.