So my comic challenge starts tomorrow (I know I keep going on about it enough hey?) and I decided to check out the library to see what they had. There’s some interesting stories that get turned into comics and graphic novels, but what surprised me is what I found at the library.
Of course there’s a whole lot of Batman, X-Men, and Superman comics at the library, none of which I borrowed because I had no idea where to start (if you’re a superhero comic reader and have a good idea input would be greatly appreciated), but I still ended up borrowing 15 comics and graphic novels (you can get up to 30 books from the library).
- The Wood Boy and The Burning Man by Raymond E Feist and Tad Williams – I borrowed this because I have heard of Feist, but never actually read his work.
- The Great Gatsby by Nicki Greenberg – Yep, The Great Gatsby, that’s actually adapted from the book. I have tried to read the book, but gave up and thought I might as well try the graphic novel which has some really nice art in it.
- Vlad The Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula by Jacobson and Colon – Me = old school vampire lover and history buff. Enough said.
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula adapted by Mucci, Caldwell, and Halliar – Naturally I had to grab that one as well.
- The War of The Worlds adapted by Stern and Starr – I’m a Wells fan and am currently trying to collect every work by Wells so I have to check out graphic novels. I’d kick myself if I didn’t.
- Warhammer 40K: Fire and Honour – I like me some 40K. Haha geeky as…
- Bloodquest: The Eye of Terror Trilogy – Another 40K one.
- Daemonifuge: Heretic Saint – And another one.
- Warhammer: The Call of Chaos – I’ve never actually read or checked out Warhammer (not 40K, just Warhammer) before, but when I saw this I thought I might as well check it out.
- The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born – The graphic novel of Stephen King’s novel which I didn’t really like, but I thought might be more enjoyable for me in a graphic novel.
- The Crow: Flesh and Blood by Vance and Maleev – The Crow never did it for me, but I’m curious enough. Plus it’s a female crow, not male so it’s not following the traditional story.
- Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: The First Death by Hamilton, Green, and Alves – I have a mate who is a Hamilton fan and although I question whether her books are up my alley I was always curious. I knew there was a graphic novel version out there so I grabbed this one when I saw it.
- B.P.R.D: Hollow Earth and Other Stories – I picked this one up because I saw the name Mike Mignola on it (of Hellboy fame) and he has also written The Amazing Screw-On Head which I really want a copy of.
- The Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives by Brubaker and Talbot – Little ghost detectives! How could I not? The art on the front was also intriguing. I’m a sucker for intriguing art.
- Last, but so not least, and the most surprising – Godspead: The Kurt Cobain Graphic Novel by Legg, McCarthy, and Flameboy – How could I pass that one up? It’s a graphic novel about Kurt Cobain for bucks sake. Kurt Cobain! And at my library to boot.
I plan on posting about each of these ones as I read them and there will be more added to the list over the next two months (like Neon Genesis Evangelion and Maus by Art Spiegelman) so keep an eye out if you’re interested. And if not I will still be posting about other things besides comics at some point. I promise I will try not to bombard with them too much….