I love “crossover” media, especially the hilariously illustrated recap comics. Here’s a list of four great Dota comics to read during the downtime between
Dota Comics: Esports
During DAC 2015, a Chinese fan drew comics depicting the events of each day of the main event. The comics were a huge hit in the Western scene as well, with fans translating them into English and posting them on Reddit. The original Reddit thread even explains idiomatic expressions and D A N K C H I N E S E M E M E S. There are even comics for The Shanghai Major (lol), WCA 2015, and TI6!
Dota Comics: Lore
Valve publishes beautifully illustrated comics, sometimes in conjunction with events or as Compendium stretch goals.
This guy is the real MVP–here’s a list up to September 2016 of all published Valve comics.
‘Meta’ Gaming Comics
NerfNow is a webcomic with an ongoing plot, as well as a lot of one-offs about various games. The creator draws quite a few Dota-themed strips.
NerfNow’s Guide to the Phases of Dota is definitely worth checking out.
Dota Comics: Heroes
If you’re a manga fan, you’ll probably enjoy the Dota comics of Fruitscs. Their art style has been compared to GinTama.
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