How to Train Your Dragon needs no introduction and I bet you’re all excited about the release of the sequel, even if you won’t admit it. Riders of Berk is a series of comics following Hiccup, Toothless and the rest of the dragons. The first instalment is Dragon Down, in which Hookfang starts shedding flaming scales and endangering the village.

The story, written by Simon Furman, is pretty short but it’s complete and is full of the charm of the film. It’ll bring a smile to your face and while away a few minutes if you’re grown-up. The artwork, by Iwan Nazif, is lovely and there’s loads of dragons. There’s also a few examples of art from the new film and Toothless looks amazing.

Of course, the intended audience is children, and I wouldn’t hesitate to gift a copy to dragon-obsessed nearest and dearest. The maturity level is an a par with the film, so might be a bit scary in places for the very young.

Riders of Berk: Dragon Down is published by Titan Comics and is available to buy now. Thanks go to the publisher for providing a copy for review.

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