Rise of the Dungeon Master is above all else a history of Dungeons and Dragons in graphic novel/comic book form. But it is also a biography of Gary Gygax, and includes important moments in the history of Gen Con – although I am shocked that it did not mention Indianapolis! The book includes the true story behind the anti-D&D movement that was part of the broader “satanic panic” in the 1980s. The ending will surprise many people – but I won’t give spoilers about that.
It took me very little time to read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in gaming in general, starting your own business, the influence of early role playing games on computer games, or D&D or Gen Con more specifically.