A TALE TOLD IN THE CLASSIC MANNER..of unspeakable crimes and unutterable evil...of dark places where men go at risk to their immortal souls...of a grotesque Bat-Man who may be a savior, a demon - or something far worse...This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Inspired by Charles Dickens' immortal classic A Christmas Carol, BATMAN: NOEL features different interpretations of The Dark Knight, along with his enemies and allies, in different eras. Along the way, Batman must come to terms with his past, present and future as he battles villains from the campy 1960s to dark and brooding menaces of today, while exploring what it means to be the hero that he is. Members of Batman's supporting cast enact roles analogous to those from A Christmas Carol, with Robin, Catwoman, Superman, The Joker and more playing roles that will be familiar to anyone who knows Dickens' original holiday tale. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Goofy is an uptight comic book store manager with not a care for the fantastical stories in the comics he sells. Mickey, on the other hand, is an eager, enthusiastic store keeper, rejoicing in the next new release. When a box of comics accidentally knocks Goofy over the head, he wakes with a case of literary possession--assuming the persona of knight-errant Don Goofote of Castilla! Worried for his friend's psyche, Mickey humors Goofy's newfound identity and undertakes his place as squire, Sanchito Mouse! For Don Goofote, though the line between fantasy and reality is blurred, he won't let anything escape his binoculared eyes and they battle criminals, giants, and beasts. But there's something more sinister lurking beneath Goofy and Mickey's city--something far from make-believe and beyond their dreams . . . Will Don Goofote and Sanchito Mouse find a way back to reality in time to save the day?
Jonathan Ratker (Mickey Mouse) receives a warm invitation from the mysterious Dracula, welcoming him to his castle in Beetsylvania. His objective is to close a deal for his law firm, but he soon finds Dracula's reputation is not without merit, and he is a prisoner in the castle! Ratker seeks refuge in writing letters to his love, Minnina, hoping to one day return to her. Meanwhile, Minnina's dear friend, Clara-Lucia, has fallen ill after an encounter with an unidentified creature. As her friend grows ever so pale, delirious, and begins spouting nonsense, Minnina seeks the aid of a doctor specializing in the supernatural, Goofy Van Helsing! What is happening to Clara-Lucia and was she chosen to befall ill? What Goofy Van Helsing discovers is more disturbing than anything they have ever seen . . . The supernatural is at play, and Jonathan Ratker must find a way to escape the castle and stop Dracula from going after who he loves most!
Donald Duck is Doctor Victor von Duckenstein--a doctor with a talent for the art of creation. Sent off to the desolate outskirts of the town of Ingolstadt by Uncle Scrooge von Duck, Victor searches for the secret to creation. In the midst of his experiments, he cannot ignore the longing in his heart for the lady Daisy Beth, who is betrothed to cousin, Gladstone. Drawing inspiration from old books of science and the temptation of challenging nature, Victor finds the means to make his vision into a reality. Spawning from an mix of scrap materials--the unthinkable is conceived--a breathing, living creature horrible to look at and with intentions unknown. Stricken with fear, the creature, Growl, accidentally falls out a window, escaping the grasp of his creator. Victor, fearful of what he has just unleashed into the world, questions what he has created and seeks to find Growl before it's too late. But every story has another perspective to tell--enter the mind of the creature, Growl himself, and follow his path after the crucial fall. What has Victor von Duckenstein created and what is in store for a creature the first of its kind with nowhere to go?
Adaptions on the works of Bram Stoker including Dracula, The Vampire Hunter's Guide, The Judge's House, The Bridal of Death, Torture Tower, The Wondrous Child and Liar of the White Worm. This collection is recommended for teens and adults.
Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson returns to print in a revised edition, with 54 new pages New to this edition is "Treasure Island" adapted by Alex Burrows and Scott Lincoln. Returning are "Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in a unique two-part adaptation by Simon Gane and Michael Slack, and "The Bottle Imp" by Lance Tooks. Plus, a collection of "Verses and Fables" illustrated by Hunt Emerson, Maxon Crumb, Roger Langridge, and ten more great artists. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Alfonso Jones can’t wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school’s hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean play. He also wants to let his best friend, Danetta, know how he really feels about her. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger for a gun, and he shoots Alfonso. When Alfonso wakes up in the afterlife, he’s on a ghost train guided by well-known victims of police shootings, who teach him what he needs to know about this subterranean spiritual world. Meanwhile, Alfonso’s family and friends struggle with their grief and seek justice for Alfonso in the streets. As they confront their new realities, both Alfonso and those he loves realize the work that lies ahead in the fight for justice. In the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, as in Hamlet, the dead shall speak—and the living yield even more surprises. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Join Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they are reenvisioned as a blended family living in modern day NYC in this beautiful graphic novel. With their father away in the military and their mother working two jobs to support the family, the March sisters have to rely on one another to make it from day to day. Whether they're arguing over the bathroom, struggling with homework, fighting off bullies, understanding their crushes, or battling cancer, there's one thing the four sisters keep questioning--will everything turn out okay? Join modern young women, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy in a new narrative that follows four sisters and their struggles in growing up, dealing with racism, discovering themselves, and following their dreams. This book is recommended for all ages.
When his ship is destroyed and his lucky dime stolen by the monstrous white whale Moby Dick, Captain Quackhab sets sail on a voyage of revenge against the fearsome leviathan. Joined by Ishmael, his first mate Mr. Storkbuck, and the island triplets, Huqueg, Duqueg, and Luqueg, and his crew of ne'er-do-wells, Quackhab won't rest until he gets his prize. But whales aren't the only danger the seas have to offer. Our heroes must contend with giant squids, pirate crows, and mighty storms before even catching a sight of Moby Dick. And when they finally come face to face with the great white whale, will any of them make it back to land in one piece?
Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love. When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side. The boy of Maggie's dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare... This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Prince of Cats is the B side to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, played at an eighties block party in a NY where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco and no wave. It's the story of the minor players with Tybalt at the center. Like Shakespeare's originals, Prince of Cats implements various formalist restraints. The definitive printing of Ronald Wimberly's critically acclaimed first work, presented as intended for the first time. This book is recommended for adults.
Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil. Richard’s father, the patriarch of the House of York, is poised to become king of medieval England during the bloody Wars of the Roses. But just as success is imminent, he is abruptly cut down. Plunged into despair, Richard acts out in revenge and must face a powerful and beautiful new enemy. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil. Richard's father, the patriarch of the House of York, seems poised to become king of medieval England during the Wars of the Roses. But just as success appears imminent, he is attacked. Now in the midst of deep despair, Richard acts out in revenge and must face a powerful and beautiful new enemy. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Richard and Henry grow closer—but Margaret Lancaster’s son, jealous of their burgeoning intimacy, plots against them. Meanwhile, news of King Edward’s secret marriage to the duplicitous Elizabeth sours relations between England and France. In the midst of the chaos, Richard receives a dangerous but intriguing proposition. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
For as long as he can remember, Jim Mousekins has dreamed of a life of adventure. His dream is suddenly realized when a mysterious man known only as "The Captain" takes up residence at Jim's family's inn, has the boy on the lookout for "the cat with one hind paw," and tells frightening stories of wild places, disappearances, and the wicked sea-faring pirate, Blot! After finding a treasure map in the captain's wooden chest, Jim, friends, and a hired crew set out on an ocean voyage looking for the island that hides the fortune. But trouble strikes as they reach land: a gang of scheming pirates, hidden among the crew, forces Jim and his friends to flee for their lives! The race is on, as they rush to find the location of the treasure, make it back to the ship, and out to sea--before the pirates capture them and force them all to walk the plank!
Satirizes the materialism of modern society through the misadventures of Winston and Julia as they engage in an affair that crosses class-lines and interferes with corporate profits, in this retelling of George Orwell's 1984. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Graphic adaptation of The Man in the Brown Suit. The world's cleverest crime author is brought to book in this new series of graphic adaptations of some of her most famous crimes. See if you can solve the enigma of THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT! Anne Beddingfield is a young woman looking for adventure, but adventure finds her when a strange man is killed right in front of her. Scotland Yard's verdict is accidental death, but Anne does not agree. Determined to track down a mysterious bystander, she embarks on a high-risk expedition that takes her across Africa and into danger. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
The only graphic novelization of Anne Frank's diary that has been authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation and that uses text from the diary--it will introduce a new generation of young readers to this classic of Holocaust literature. This adaptation of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl into a graphic version for a young readership, maintains the integrity and power of the original work. With stunning, expressive illustrations and ample direct quotation from the diary, this edition will expand the readership for this important and lasting work of history and literature.
H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying horror story gets an illustrated interpretation by one of today's finest graphic novel artists. Geologist William Dyer--the narrator of this novella--is desperate to stop a research team planning a journey to Antarctica. He himself led a disastrous mission there, only to discover evidence of blood-chilling evil from beyond Earth. Will the new expedition continue its plans? And what will happen if they go? Once again, as he did in The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ian N. J. Culbard has created an unforgettably powerful retelling of a classic tale. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Atar Gull is a Prince among his tribe, until he finds himself in chains, being exported to Jamaica like livestock, at the hands of the ruthless Captain Brulart. But Atar Gull is a patient man, and seeing his kin murdered around him is not enough to prevent him from biding his time. When that time does eventually come, revenge is bloody and thorough. This book is recommended for older teens and adults.
This retelling of the first great epic poem in the English language recounts the story of Beowulf, his heroic struggle against the monster Grendel, and his final fight to the death with a ferocious dragon. Barron's " Graphic Classics " offer easy-to-follow retellings of immortal literary works. They introduce elementary and secondary school students to many of our culture's great plays, novels, and epic poems, and encourage boys and girls to discover the joy of reading the masterworks in their original form. "Graphic Classics " titles tell absorbing stories with high-quality color illustrations complemented with short narrative sections and dialogue balloons that capture the spirit of the originals. They also present background material to help young readers understand when and why the literary work was originally written. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
A handsome and sweet-tempered horse, Black Beauty is strong and spirited. His mother warns him that there are bad, cruel men in the world, but Black Beauty sees none of it in his fine, happy home. Until the day when he is sold, when his life changes immeasurably and he finally sees the truth in his mother's words. As he moves from master to master, Beauty's adventures will captivate readers, and June Brigman's wonderful illustrations will capture their imaginations. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family dog -- until he's seized from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog. There, the forbidding landscape is as harsh as life itself during the gold rush of the 1890s. Forced to function in a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, Buck adapts quickly. Traces of his earlier existence are obliterated and he reverts to his dormant primeval instincts, encountering danger and adventure as he becomes the leader of a wolf pack and undertakes a journey of nearly mythical proportions. Superb details, taken from Jack London's firsthand knowledge of Alaskan frontier life, make this classic tale of endurance as gripping today as it was over a century ago. One of literature's most popular and exciting adventure stories, The Call of the Wild will enrich the reading experience of youngsters, and rekindle fond memories of a favorite among older generations. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
If you thought you knew the complete story of Dracula, prepare yourself for a never-before-seen tale that is completely faithful to Bram Stoker's original vision! Authors Leah Moore and John Reppion, joined by atmospheric painter Colton Worley, present the iconic masterpiece of gothic horror for the first time with its original beginning and ending, restored after 112 years to include the opening chapter, "Dracula's Guest," and revealing the ultimate fate of Dracula's castle. Beautiful yet terrifying, The Complete Dracula is the definitive visual interpretation of the classic work, supported by a bonus section of scholarly essays, annotations, and an original prose tale from Stoker himself! This book is recommended for teens and adults.
He is the grandmaster stylist of macabre storytelling; the dean of American literary terror. Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of brooding fear, haunting mystery, and horrifying madness are flawless gems of dark imagination. And in the rich, raw, unchained nightmare renderings of renowned painter and graphic artist Richard Corben, Poe’s timeless works find their most gloriously chilling visual counterpart. Now, after more than a decade’s absence, the landmark collaboration of these kindred souls in the great ghoulish tradition is resurrected. Edgar Allan Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Other Tales of Terror, faithfully adapted and fully illustrated in bewitching color and devilish detail, is vintage Poe and classic Corben for devotees of consummate dread. This book is recommended for older teens and adults.
A young scientist has created a living being out of dead flesh and bone. His creation, however, turns out to be a frightful monster! Now, Victor Frankenstein must stop his creation before the monster s loneliness turns to violence." This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P.Craig Russell’s beautifully haunting illustrations.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid's Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renee Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before. This book is recommended for older teens and adults.
More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation -- a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork -- renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. This companion volume to Hinds's award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epic.
In this first volume, Swann's Way, the narrator Marcel, an aspiring writer, recalls his childhood when—in a now immortal moment in literature—the taste of a madeleine cake dipped in tea unleashes a torrent of memories about his family’s country home in the town of Combray. Here, Heuet and Goldhammer use Proust's own famously rich and labyrinthine sentences and discerning observations to render Combray like never before. From the water lillies of the Vivonne to the steeple and stained glass of the town church, Proust's language provides the blueprint for Heuet's illustrations. Heuet and Goldhammer also capture Proust's humor, wit, and sometimes scathing portrayals of Combray's many memorable inhabitants, like the lovelorn Charles Swann and the object of his affection and torment, Odette de Crécy; Swann's daughter Gilberte; local aristocrat the Duchesse de Guermantes; the narrator's uncle Adolphe; and the hypochondriac Aunt Léonie. Including a Proust family tree, a glossary of terms, and a map of Paris, this graphic adaptation is a surprising and useful companion piece to Proust’s masterpiece for both the initiated and those seeking an introduction. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. This book is recommended for all ages.
A charming and delightfully humorful rendition of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote. Quixote was quite a gentleman, man of honor and idealist, even if he did have a couple of cards short of a complete deck, attacking windmills as the enemy. It is his selflessness and gallantry that make the Man of La Mancha a legend as retold to us by his faithful friend and servant Sancho Panza. This book is recommended for all ages.
Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hinds’s captivating, richly illustrated interpretation takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition. An evil seed takes root in the mind of Macbeth, a general in the king’s army, when three witches tell him he will one day be king. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But "blood will have blood," and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murders to keep the crown? This book is recommended for teens and adults.
One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, 'Macbeth' is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt and revenge. Prompted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches and goaded by his ambitious wife, the Scottish thane Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland, in order to succeed him on the throne. This foul deed soon entangles the conscience-stricken nobleman in a web of treachery, deceit and more murders that ultimately spells his doom. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Long out of print, the many adaptations that Russell has done of famous operas are finally collected again in 3 volumes, in the wake of his highly successful massive recent adaptation of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung. This first volume presents his adaptation of one of Mozart’s most famous works, a farcical tale mixed with fantasy. The story begins as the Queen of the Night sets Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter, Pamina from the evil Sarastro. On the way, he meets the bird-catcher Papageno, who is “persuaded” to help Tamino in his quest. Tamino’s spiritual quest is counterpoised with Papageno’s own earthly search for his one true love, Papagena. Both couples’ strivings are juxtaposed with the eternal conflict between Sarastro and the Queen of the Night. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
A rich, complex, highly symbolic narrative that explores the deepest reaches of our moral and metaphysical dilemma through the extraordinary tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest for the great white whale. One of America's greatest novels. This book is recommended for all ages.
Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning—and a little help from Mount Olympus—to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years—though never quite like this. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
In this volume, Russell’s classic adaptations of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal from the legend of the Holy Grail, Ariane & Bluebeard by Maeterlinck and Dukas, “The Clowns” taken from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, as well as two songs by Mahler: “The Drinking Song of Earth’s Sorrow" and “Unto This World.” This book is recommended for teens and adults.
This collection of Russell’s classic adaptations concludes with Pelleas & Melisande by Maeterlinck and Debussy, Salome by Richard Strauss and the all new The Godfather’s Code from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Doyle, unsuccessful in his medical practice, in need of money and a more satisfying career, had already sold a number of magazine stories when he wrote the novella, "A Study in Scarlet," the first Sherlock Holmes story, which, after many rejections, was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887. Doyle got twenty-five pounds for all rights to the story. He never received another penny for it, although fortunately, in one of those little contractual details that could have changed literary history forever, he retained rights to the character. Here is the book, A Study in Scarlet, that introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and his faithful side kick Dr. Watson. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless--an outcast--because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. This book is recommended for older teens and adults.
A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement. Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Unrivaled in literature, Stevenson's Treasure Island is among the most delightful adventure romances of all time. From young Jim Hawkins' first encounter with an old buccaneer and his treasure map to the final daring skirmish with the treacherous pirate Long John Silver, this classic work enchants and fuels the imagination with beautiful illustrations. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
Set in Canada's Yukon Territory during great gold rush that occurred in the 1890s, "White Fang " tells the dramatic story of a mixed breed wolf-dog that is rescued from near-death by a kindhearted gold prospector. The new master then nurtures the great animal to health, tames it, and thus gains a true friend and stalwart companion. This book is recommended for teens and adults.
The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read. This book is recommended for all ages.