Sep 18th 2007 By: Chris Dooley
The Wind in the Willows (Classics Illustrated Deluxe #1)
By Kenneth Grahame; adapted by Michel Plessix
The great Classics Illustrated that everybody remembers is back with beautiful, high-quality adaptations of classic stories. Classics Illustrated is one of the most recognized names in comics. In its heyday, it sold over 200 million copies with hundreds of issues adapting the great classics. Papercutz relaunches Classics Illustred with a Deluxe line presenting carefully rendered, full-length adaptations, true and respectful to the originals. Instead of feeling like the story has been condensed, the expansive number of pages allows for the entire novel to be fully adapted.
The first volume presents graphic novelist Michel Plessix's lush adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. The artwork is in aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. Plessix breathes life into Mole, Rat, and Toad (of Toad Hall) as they picnic on the riverbank, indulge in Toad's latest fad, and get lost in Wild Wood. The pacing is masterful: each panel lingers just long enough to make you appreciate the same simple pleasures of life as the original novel.
6 1/2" x 9", 144 pages
The Hardy Boys, Volume 11: "Abracadeath"
By Scott Lobdell, writer and Tim Smith 3
When some of the world's most amazing magicians start disappearing (and not in a magical way) Frank and Joe Hardy pit themselves against a trio of powerful young masters of illusion!
Full-color trade paperback
5" x 7 1/2"
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