Classics Illustrated Deluxe #12: The Monkey God

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Excerpted from "Journey to the West," one of the Four Great Classic Novels in Chinese literature, comes the supernatural adventure story of the Monkey God. 500 years after being imprisoned by the Buddha, Sun Wukong, the Monkey God, has been freed. The Bodhisattva Guanyin (a Buddhist who has reached Enlightenment) is on a pilgrimage from China to India to retrieve an ancient Buddhist text, and has enlisted Sun Wukong to protect him on his journey in exchange for his freedom. Guanyin's safety on the journey will be...

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Overview

Excerpted from "Journey to the West," one of the Four Great Classic Novels in Chinese literature, comes the supernatural adventure story of the Monkey God. 500 years after being imprisoned by the Buddha, Sun Wukong, the Monkey God, has been freed. The Bodhisattva Guanyin (a Buddhist who has reached Enlightenment) is on a pilgrimage from China to India to retrieve an ancient Buddhist text, and has enlisted Sun Wukong to protect him on his journey in exchange for his freedom. Guanyin's safety on the journey will be under constant threat from bandits, demons, and other supernatural beings. The Monkey God will be difficult to control— he was imprisoned for rebelling against gods and emperors. How will Guanyin be able to make the Monkey God deliver his side of their agreement? And will the two be able to complete their journey to the West?

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“The remarkably detailed color illustrations open passages that words alone cannot convey. Recommended.” — LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

“Compared with other graphic novel adaptations, this version is more fully developed; it provides readers both familiar and unfamiliar with the story a clearer integration of the many narrative threads.” — LIBRARY JOURNAL

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Meet the Author

JEAN DAVID MORVAN is a French comics writer who has been nominated for two Angoulême Youth Comics awards. His work has previously appeared in CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #4 "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #6 "The Three Musketeers".

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  • Posted January 11, 2015

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    Undoubtedly the best entry in this series from Papercutz. I do a

    Undoubtedly the best entry in this series from Papercutz. I do admit, though, to having a special fondness for Asian legends, especially Chinese. This book is a departure from the usual titles presented in this series; as rather than bringing us an adaptation of a familiar classic we are introduced to a classic that forms a part of Chinese culture and yet is hardly known in the West. There is a wonderful introduction and editors note explaining all this with delightful insight. One curious aspect, for me, is that this story was used as a light base for the Dragonball manga series and being a huge fan of that, I delighted in seeing some of the similarities. The art here is fantastic, captivatingly beautiful and the frames have been used in particularly imaginative ways. The story barely scratches the surface of the original which is 100 chapters long, written in the 1500s and bases itself on a true story from the 700s, minus all the dragons and demons. It doesn't take long for the reader to realise this is where modern times found its inspiration for the "fantasy quest" and role-playing games. Starting with a hero who sets out on a quest, along the way he fights various monsters but also meets people/creatures who he needs items from but they send him on side quests where if the hero finds item B they will give him item A he had sought from them in the first place, and along the way he meets companions who join his party and quest. This will appeal to a large group of readers and I highly recommend it, even if you are not a regular graphic novel reader, as it is an historical classic we should all be familiar with.

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