Pride & Prejudice by Nancy Butler3.5 stars
If youre already a fan of the book (and you enjoy graphic novels), then this will probably appeal to you. It would also be great for people who dont want to read the book, but do want the condensed version of the story. Because lets face it, there are references to Pride and Prejudice everywhere.
The great thing about this is, Butler stuck with Austins version of P&P, and she gave us all of the favorite scenes and quotes from the book. The bad thing about that is, I dont think it will make younger (or reluctant) readers want to read this. I dont blame Butler, though, because this was a no-win situation for her. Having said that, I wouldnt recommend buying this as a Christmas present for that special teenage boy in your family. At least, not if you want them to say, Thanks! Thats just what I was hoping for!. Then again, you may be one of those people who enjoy watching kids faces contort into that look of utter disappointment when they open your gift. Whatever, its your call.
My biggest complaint would have to be the artwork. Its just not that great. Im not saying it looks like a child drew it with their crayons, but I would have liked to see something a little more visually spectacular. I mean, its Pride and Prejudice! Give me something gorgeous and glossy, for Gods sake!
Pride & Prejudice
Seth Grahame-Smith's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is getting a lot of press lately with its mashup of horror tropes and Regency romance and, um, ninjas , but for fans of the unadulterated Jane Austen classic, Marvel gives us an adaptation written by novelist Nancy Butler and illustrated by Hugo Petrus. Flipping through the comic, though, you might think they were going down a Grahame-Smith route. In between pages of young ladies in delicate dresses and well-coiffed young men, we get the tormented, skeletal face Captain America, the throttling of Iron Fist, Wolverine vs. Stryfe in blade-to-pointy-armor combat, and other images that don't fit with the contents of the "Pride and Prejudice" story. A quick glance inside the covers would make someone think this was a "Pride and Prejudice and Violent Superheroes" comic. It's not.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife Two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and fan-favorite Hugo Petras faithfully adapt the whimsical tale of Lizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off her five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness? Convert currency.
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Just because it is year old romantic literature doesn't mean it can't be represented in a graphic novel. Recently, Marvel Comics put out several graphic novels with stories that don't have superheroes. At least not in the traditional sense. They also put out some The Wizard of Oz books , for those of you playing along at home. I was so excited when I saw these that I bought them for myself for Christmas.