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30 review for H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (Graphic Novel)

  1. 5 out of 5

    BellaGBear

    Interesting take on the story. Nothing meets the musical though :D Cause singing about an alien invasions is one of the best unpredictable topics for a musical

  2. 4 out of 5

    Fred Hughes

    Always a pleasure reading these interpretations and graphic novel take on classic science fiction

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ahdom

    This was a very fast read, but a nice visual companion to the novel. While the artwork didn't blow me away and the story was chopped up to fit nicely into a short graphic novel version, I still found it enjoyable. This was a very fast read, but a nice visual companion to the novel. While the artwork didn't blow me away and the story was chopped up to fit nicely into a short graphic novel version, I still found it enjoyable.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Well drawn, but the script felt vague and a little shallow. Perhaps I'd have more of an impression if I'd ever read the original story, but all I know is various cartoon and genre fiction homages to Wells' story. Well drawn, but the script felt vague and a little shallow. Perhaps I'd have more of an impression if I'd ever read the original story, but all I know is various cartoon and genre fiction homages to Wells' story.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Andy Todd

    A fun graphic version of Wells' novel that I used when teaching the text in school years ago. A fun graphic version of Wells' novel that I used when teaching the text in school years ago.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Chris Browning

    A good - if somewhat brisk - version of the classic novel which works as an excellent prelude for the story Edginton and D’Israeli are still continuing in Scarlet Traces

  7. 4 out of 5

    Frank Racz

    For me what makes a really good graphic novel are the illustrations. Being a reader who has focused primarily upon literature in the past I find the heavily abridged text in graphic novels to require some getting used to. At this stage in my graphic novel reading career I focus on the "graphic" aspect of these books. This rendition of the H.G. Wells book is a title practically anyone would be familiar with. I may have come across this book in my youth in the form of an abridged young adult versi For me what makes a really good graphic novel are the illustrations. Being a reader who has focused primarily upon literature in the past I find the heavily abridged text in graphic novels to require some getting used to. At this stage in my graphic novel reading career I focus on the "graphic" aspect of these books. This rendition of the H.G. Wells book is a title practically anyone would be familiar with. I may have come across this book in my youth in the form of an abridged young adult version. Needless to say that was some years ago, so I had no idea what to expect from this graphic novel rendition of the classic. I was not the least disappointed. The story is fascinating, and the illustrations are the best I have seen to date, though I must admit I have only read a few graphic novels. The book itself is pristine and elegant, and it would certainly be a good recommendation to a reluctant reader as this book is one of the most well designed hardcover books I have come across in some time. The novel does lend to a nostalgic classical literature theme, and being someone who has preferentially read this genre for some years there is something to be admired in rendering a classic such as The War Of The Worlds and creating a graphic novel out of it. One can certainly see how not a quite faithful attempt at creating an intelligent graphic novel would lead such a graphic novel to being an utter failure. This is not the case with this book as it is easy to complete in one read, yet I had absolutely no desire to put the book down for any reason. As a prospective teacher I will certainly keep this title in mind and look for others from the same imprint.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tricia

    I read this right after finishing The War of the Worlds (in ebook and print, depending on whether or not we had electric lights that night!). Sometimes they were using direct quotes, but mostly it was adaptation. That was fine, except it wasn't clear when you were getting the brother's perspective. I understand that they would have to condense some of the storyline to fit within this format, but some of the timeline changes seemed unnecessary. On the positive side, much of the objectionable soci I read this right after finishing The War of the Worlds (in ebook and print, depending on whether or not we had electric lights that night!). Sometimes they were using direct quotes, but mostly it was adaptation. That was fine, except it wasn't clear when you were getting the brother's perspective. I understand that they would have to condense some of the storyline to fit within this format, but some of the timeline changes seemed unnecessary. On the positive side, much of the objectionable social darwinism attitude of Wells has been removed. Graphically, the story was wonderful. The use of color was very evocative of the mood (or setting) of the story. The red weed wasn't what I expected (not as curly as I'd imagined! or maybe I wanted intricate leaves?) but that is a minor quibble. My 13yo son initially objected to the tripods - he felt the neck joints were wrong, but after some time he decided they were okay. After reading this, you owe it to yourself to read their Scarlet Traces - a mystery/thriller set (mostly) in London 10 years after The War of the Worlds.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Artur Coelho

    Ian Edginton assina uma fiel adaptação da obra clássica de Wells, sem desvios à obra original. O ilustrador D'Israeli acompanha o argumento com um estilo gráfico ainda algo incipiente, a misturar fin de siècle com steampunk mas com pouco investimento em detalhe ou concretização visual do mundo ficcional da obra. Notável por ter sido criada como webcomic e depois levada a publicação em livro, esta graphic novel foi o ponto de partida para a série Scarlet Traces onde Edginton explora um mundo pós- Ian Edginton assina uma fiel adaptação da obra clássica de Wells, sem desvios à obra original. O ilustrador D'Israeli acompanha o argumento com um estilo gráfico ainda algo incipiente, a misturar fin de siècle com steampunk mas com pouco investimento em detalhe ou concretização visual do mundo ficcional da obra. Notável por ter sido criada como webcomic e depois levada a publicação em livro, esta graphic novel foi o ponto de partida para a série Scarlet Traces onde Edginton explora um mundo pós-invasão marciana e o estilo de D'Israeli se desenvolve plenamente em vinhetas de assinalável espectacularidade que se tornaram marcos gráficos do estilo steampunk.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kaffa

    "Hey, I've got a good idea!" The book company owner said to his little artist, "let's repackage a timeless classic and make it a seventy page comic book for kiddies!" The Artist grinned a horrific grin, "Wowee, that's a great way to reel in the dough!" And thus began the creation of this waste of natural resources. Ruining one of H. G. Wells' greatest achievements. It's sad that the illiteracy of America has lowered to such a degree that we now need to repackage classics into comic books. I advise "Hey, I've got a good idea!" The book company owner said to his little artist, "let's repackage a timeless classic and make it a seventy page comic book for kiddies!" The Artist grinned a horrific grin, "Wowee, that's a great way to reel in the dough!" And thus began the creation of this waste of natural resources. Ruining one of H. G. Wells' greatest achievements. It's sad that the illiteracy of America has lowered to such a degree that we now need to repackage classics into comic books. I advise anyone who can read to avoid this and read the real thing.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kaethe Douglas

    In some regards, Wells is a horrible writer. Much of the action takes place offstage and has to be reported to us. Gratuitous coincidences. A weird love/hate relationship with humanity and the future. Since by now the story is old hat, I don't really have anything to say about that. Edginton's graphics do give the material a fresh feeling. The images of devastation bring back a little of the power the work must once have held. I particularly liked the wounded face of our hero for keeping the pain In some regards, Wells is a horrible writer. Much of the action takes place offstage and has to be reported to us. Gratuitous coincidences. A weird love/hate relationship with humanity and the future. Since by now the story is old hat, I don't really have anything to say about that. Edginton's graphics do give the material a fresh feeling. The images of devastation bring back a little of the power the work must once have held. I particularly liked the wounded face of our hero for keeping the pain always in my mind.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Derek Royal

    I knew that Ian Edginton has done a lot of adaptation work in comics, but I had never read this one before. He and D'Israeli do a great job of translating this classic story to comics form. And interestingly enough, this was created after the original sequel to Wells's tale, Scarlet Traces. We're having Edginton on the interview show, so I wanted to get several works of his under my belt that I hadn't previously been familiar with. I knew that Ian Edginton has done a lot of adaptation work in comics, but I had never read this one before. He and D'Israeli do a great job of translating this classic story to comics form. And interestingly enough, this was created after the original sequel to Wells's tale, Scarlet Traces. We're having Edginton on the interview show, so I wanted to get several works of his under my belt that I hadn't previously been familiar with.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Nicely done. D'israelis illustrations are superb. Probably my favorite rendition of the Martian tripod machines. The adaptation is true to the original, hitting all the important points of the plot. Edginton has resisted the urge to tinker with Wells' plot, as some other adaptors have done, letting the original speak for itself. I also highly recommend Scarlet Traces, Edginton and D'Israeli's sequel to War of the Worlds. Nicely done. D'israelis illustrations are superb. Probably my favorite rendition of the Martian tripod machines. The adaptation is true to the original, hitting all the important points of the plot. Edginton has resisted the urge to tinker with Wells' plot, as some other adaptors have done, letting the original speak for itself. I also highly recommend Scarlet Traces, Edginton and D'Israeli's sequel to War of the Worlds.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chunkymonkey12

    aliens come to attack the earth becuase thier home an planet mars is coming to an end and they need a newer, better place to live: Thirty-five million miles into space, a species of martians sets eyes on planet Earth. With thier own planet doomed for destruction, the Martians prepare to invade.Thier weapons are ready and thier aim is ruthless. The war of the worlds are about to begin.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Landry F.

    This book was one of the best graphic novels I've ever read. Having seen the movie and read the book this g rapid novel just put those to things together in to one hard cover. I recommend this for people who like comic books to fantasies. This book is just all around great. If I could I would give it two thumbs up. This book was one of the best graphic novels I've ever read. Having seen the movie and read the book this g rapid novel just put those to things together in to one hard cover. I recommend this for people who like comic books to fantasies. This book is just all around great. If I could I would give it two thumbs up.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Peacegal

    The story we all know gets the graphic novel treatment. I always felt WOTW was a fine example that humanity's most dreaded fears center around the idea that someone else will do to us what we have done to so much other life here on Earth. The story we all know gets the graphic novel treatment. I always felt WOTW was a fine example that humanity's most dreaded fears center around the idea that someone else will do to us what we have done to so much other life here on Earth.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Hollo

    Style of the graphics fits the style of the original book well...gritty, blocky colors. Not how I pictured the martians, though. It really was just okay, nothing special, read the actually book, and let your imagination do better.

  18. 5 out of 5

    David Loewen

    How could Wells describe laser weapons in relatively accurate detail more than 60 years before they were invented? Pretty far-fetched, but amazing for when it was written..

  19. 4 out of 5

    Donna S

    This months selection for the other book club I'm in. I probably wouldn't have finished it except we lost our power for 2 nights and my kindle has a light. This months selection for the other book club I'm in. I probably wouldn't have finished it except we lost our power for 2 nights and my kindle has a light.

  20. 4 out of 5

    David Corleto-Bales

    Amazing artwork in this graphic novel. A brilliant depiction of the H.G. Wells book, and it continues on in a new series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Muireann

    Not even half as good as their own stories which were homage/sequels to the HG Wells original.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Will

    Loved the artwork. Beautifully rendered.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    Very gory graphics of a classic. Older teens would love it. It was better than the Tom Cruise flick. Of course, what could be worse than that movie? The only good thing was Dakota Fanning.

  24. 5 out of 5

    John Davis

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

  26. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  27. 4 out of 5

    David

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

  29. 5 out of 5

    Danger Bob

  30. 4 out of 5

    SapphireFox

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