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Horror Classics is an anthology of great fiction adapted in comics form for readers of all ages. This tenth volume of the Graphic Classics series presents stories by eleven of the original creators of the horror genre, including H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep," Edgar Allan Poe's "Some Words with a Mummy," and W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw." Plus Saki, Balzac, Horror Classics is an anthology of great fiction adapted in comics form for readers of all ages. This tenth volume of the Graphic Classics series presents stories by eleven of the original creators of the horror genre, including H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep," Edgar Allan Poe's "Some Words with a Mummy," and W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw." Plus Saki, Balzac, Jack London, Olive Schreiner, Bret Harte, Howard Garis, Fitz-James O'Brien and Clark Ashton Smith. With art by Michael Manning, Richard Jenkins, Gabrielle Bell, Ryan Inzana and nine more great illustrators.


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Horror Classics is an anthology of great fiction adapted in comics form for readers of all ages. This tenth volume of the Graphic Classics series presents stories by eleven of the original creators of the horror genre, including H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep," Edgar Allan Poe's "Some Words with a Mummy," and W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw." Plus Saki, Balzac, Horror Classics is an anthology of great fiction adapted in comics form for readers of all ages. This tenth volume of the Graphic Classics series presents stories by eleven of the original creators of the horror genre, including H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep," Edgar Allan Poe's "Some Words with a Mummy," and W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw." Plus Saki, Balzac, Jack London, Olive Schreiner, Bret Harte, Howard Garis, Fitz-James O'Brien and Clark Ashton Smith. With art by Michael Manning, Richard Jenkins, Gabrielle Bell, Ryan Inzana and nine more great illustrators.

30 review for Graphic Classics, Volume 10: Horror Classics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Quentin Wallace

    This volume features adaptations including HP Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep", The Monkey's Paw and a few lesser known stories. Authors include Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Bret Harte and many others. The adaptations were a little too "artsy" for me, as most of them had very cartoony art and the stories were hard to follow in places. The art and stories were also a little inconsistent. If you are a fan of underground comics, most notably from the 60s and 70s, this volume may appeal to you as that This volume features adaptations including HP Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep", The Monkey's Paw and a few lesser known stories. Authors include Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Bret Harte and many others. The adaptations were a little too "artsy" for me, as most of them had very cartoony art and the stories were hard to follow in places. The art and stories were also a little inconsistent. If you are a fan of underground comics, most notably from the 60s and 70s, this volume may appeal to you as that's what the art seemed to echo. However, if you prefer your adaptations a little more straightforward, like me, then this may not be the book for you. Overall it's not bad, just not my cup of tea.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chris Clay

    Was not familiar with about half of the stories in the collection. Not all were successful for me, but I did enjoy how they were translated into graphic format. My favorites were The Thing on the Doorstep by Lovecraft and The Beast of Averoigne by Clark Ashton Smith. I might pick up one of the other volumes in the series, but don't feel compelled to do so any time soon. I'll probably stick to the orignals.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Becky Conley

    Graphic novel anthology.....stories were not great 😔

  4. 5 out of 5

    elle buss

    [2.5]

  5. 5 out of 5

    Samy

    Horror Classics is a graphic novel compiled and edited by Tom Pomplun, consisting of illustrated adaptations of many classic horror stories. It contains 11 famous stories written by various authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, H.P Lovecraft, Jack London and W.W Jacobs. Of all the stories, my favorite was “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P Lovecraft. It tells the story of a young man, Daniel Upton, who in the end of the story is forced to kill his best friend, Edward Derby. Derby marries a girl nam Horror Classics is a graphic novel compiled and edited by Tom Pomplun, consisting of illustrated adaptations of many classic horror stories. It contains 11 famous stories written by various authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, H.P Lovecraft, Jack London and W.W Jacobs. Of all the stories, my favorite was “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P Lovecraft. It tells the story of a young man, Daniel Upton, who in the end of the story is forced to kill his best friend, Edward Derby. Derby marries a girl named Asenath who is rumored to practice black magic. As the years go by, Derby starts to act stranger and people start to see him change. The rest of the story talks about Asenath’s secret and the events leading up to Derby’s death in the end. While I liked a few of the stories, I did not enjoy this book. For a graphic novel, there was WAY too much text in it. The text was not exactly written in easy-to-understand language either. It used quite a few archaic words that I was not familiar with. I spent a really long time just trying to understand what was being conveyed in every page. For these reasons, it took me a really long time to actually finish the book. Even though it was only 144 pages, it took me a few class periods to finish. In addition, some of the stories were really hard to follow and made almost no sense to me. The illustrations too were quite unclear, and didn’t help me understand the stories at all. Despite all of this, there were still a few stories that I did enjoy and I hope to read some of the original versions in the future.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Frank Racz

    I am not a big fan of the horror genre, so I read this to get a glimpse into some authors and themes I may not get from my regular reading. For a variety of different, entertaining, and thought-provoking stories I think this book contains what you need. There are some authors in this graphic collection that are synonymous with horror such as H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. The two stories by these authors truly symbolize the horror genre. There are also story selections from older writers who I am not a big fan of the horror genre, so I read this to get a glimpse into some authors and themes I may not get from my regular reading. For a variety of different, entertaining, and thought-provoking stories I think this book contains what you need. There are some authors in this graphic collection that are synonymous with horror such as H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. The two stories by these authors truly symbolize the horror genre. There are also story selections from older writers who are not often associated with horror such as Bret Harte and Jack London. The choice of authors represents a wide canon of horror from the literary selection standpoint. As far as being an expert on critiquing the horror genre and giving expert testimony to the faithfulness of the story renditions I will leave that up to someone who is more familiar with horror. I was genuinely frightened by a couple of the stories (H.P. Lovecraft for certain) and I can also see the educational value of this collection. As someone who is studying literature and YA I know that there is a wider variety of horror I could become familiar with. For a reader like myself who wants to grow more familiar with horror I would highly recommend this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    Fantastic collection of popular and not so well-known horror tales from the 1800s. Starting with a wonderful tale from Lovecraft "The Thing on the Doorstep", my favourite in the entire collection. Michael Manning's art was superb and for some reason his portrayal of the main character really captured me. I have to say I've only read Lovecraft in anthologies and so far to date have not had any luck with him but this tale has made me see why he is so beloved by many. A brilliant story wonderfully Fantastic collection of popular and not so well-known horror tales from the 1800s. Starting with a wonderful tale from Lovecraft "The Thing on the Doorstep", my favourite in the entire collection. Michael Manning's art was superb and for some reason his portrayal of the main character really captured me. I have to say I've only read Lovecraft in anthologies and so far to date have not had any luck with him but this tale has made me see why he is so beloved by many. A brilliant story wonderfully adapted in graphic form here. I enjoyed every tale in this collection and there was just the right combination of scary vs ironic. The art was all perfect for the stories they portrayed and I even got along well with Milton Knight's offering, who I am beginning to appreciate more than I have in the past :-) Familiar to me were Poe's "Some Word's With a Mummy", Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw, Saki's satirical "The Open Window" and London's haunting "Keesh, son of Keesh". Of the others I was unfamiliar with I was delighted with Antonella Caputo & Nick Miller's rendition of Bret Harte's Selina Sedilia. Altogether 11 stories and 1 poem make one of my favourite themed collections in this series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Teperdjian

    This 144 Paged graphic novel was probably one of the best I have read. It consists of a bundle of short horror stories. The stories are mainly of the classic rather than the scary for example, "The Monkey's Paw". Based on horror standards today, you feel that these stories are not scary but back then people would have thought of these as.... Just plain messed up. The artwork itself was plain and simple. the only colours were black and white and I thought that it added to not only the classical af This 144 Paged graphic novel was probably one of the best I have read. It consists of a bundle of short horror stories. The stories are mainly of the classic rather than the scary for example, "The Monkey's Paw". Based on horror standards today, you feel that these stories are not scary but back then people would have thought of these as.... Just plain messed up. The artwork itself was plain and simple. the only colours were black and white and I thought that it added to not only the classical affect but also the horror aspect. The writing in the text bubbles could have been debatable, but on my side of the fight I will have to say that they were too small. Each story had a different type of art style, some with simple cartoony and some detail to the line dark pen. This book is nice for kids near a fire that want to tell scary stories that are for their age, and adults that just want a good old nostalgic feel of the classics. Either way in all ages your bound to know 90% of these stories.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Abbey

    BOTTOM LINE: Really nicely drawn (but ruthlessly edited) versions of several classic horror stories in large paperback form. I much prefer the - full - originals, though. My imagination being rather, um, wild (grin) the pictures those classic words call up in my head whilst reading are far more horrific than any depicted here, and thus this large graphic book was a disappointment to me. And the fact that each story was heavily (although fairly well-) edited was extremely annoying for me. I wante BOTTOM LINE: Really nicely drawn (but ruthlessly edited) versions of several classic horror stories in large paperback form. I much prefer the - full - originals, though. My imagination being rather, um, wild (grin) the pictures those classic words call up in my head whilst reading are far more horrific than any depicted here, and thus this large graphic book was a disappointment to me. And the fact that each story was heavily (although fairly well-) edited was extremely annoying for me. I wanted a nice, short sharp "fix" of horror by revisiting some of my favorite short stories, and found these versions to be rather bland. As an introduction to many classic creepy old tales, this might be a good starting point for an 8-year-old or a comics/manga fan; as I'm neither....

  10. 4 out of 5

    Yasmin

    The stories are very good in adaption to graphic novel genre. The only flaw I think for myself was the drawings for The Monkey's Paw, they were not as clear as I would have liked. I think the essense best for conveying emotion in the characters would have been if there was a little less repeated lines over the drawings. Otherwise the book brought a refreshed experience at the reading of these tales.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bekah

    Interesting, weird, silly...but definitely not scary in the slightest. There was just one that gave me a bit of a shiver, but mostly I just chuckled my way through. The stories were fine, the artists did a great job, but if you are looking for something that is actually spine-tingling and horrific, give this collection a pass.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    A collection of 12 classic horror stories adapted into comic format. Some work better than others. "The Thing on the Doorstep" and "The Monkey's Paw" were my personal favorites--deliciously creepy and effective in this format.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    This was a fun, quick read. I think the graphic aspect made many of the stories easier to read and enjoy than if I'd picked up the actual story. It's a perfect pick for those times when you want something slightly spooky, slightly silly, and light.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nicky

    This was a really fun read. The artwork was a bit of a mixed bag, but overall it was quite nice. It makes me want to delve into some of the featured writers and their stories. Saki's The Open Window and The Monkey's Paw in particular were outstanding.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie S

    My favorites from this volume include: The Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs The Open Window, by Saki Selina Sedilia, by Bret Harte

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

  17. 4 out of 5

    Richard Gombert

  18. 4 out of 5

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  19. 4 out of 5

    Ben

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chuck

  21. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Norman Pd.8

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ramona Thorndale

  23. 5 out of 5

    Maria

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tamara Holcomb

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dan Schul

  26. 5 out of 5

    Bob Bradshaw

  27. 4 out of 5

    Harris

  28. 4 out of 5

    Laura G.

  29. 5 out of 5

    HollyAnn Becker

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jason

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