The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

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by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Chase Conley
     
 

With the full cooperation of the Jordan estate, The Eye of the World has been turned into a stunning comic book series written by Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Chase Conley. The first Robert Jordan graphic novel, New Spring: the Graphic Novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One

Overview

With the full cooperation of the Jordan estate, The Eye of the World has been turned into a stunning comic book series written by Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Chase Conley. The first Robert Jordan graphic novel, New Spring: the Graphic Novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One begins Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy tale by introducing Rand al’Thor and his friends Matrim and Perrin at the spring festival. Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran appear, and almost before Rand knows it, he and his friends are fleeing his home village with Moiraine, Lan, and Egwene al’Vere, the innkeeper’s daughter, who wishes to become an Aes Sedai. The conclusion of this volume leaves the travelers on the road to Baerlon, barely ahead of the pursuing Trollocs and Draghkar. As they run for their lives, Moiraine and Lan begin to teach the young people what they need to know to survive in this dangerous world.

Editorial Reviews

Talk about a film based on The Eye of the World, the first volume in Robert Jordan's masterpiece Wheel of Time epic, has been percolating for years, but there is no need to wait for the graphic novel. Writer Chuck Dixon and artist Chase Conley combine in this vivid visual recreation of this 1990 fantasy classic. (P.S.: This project was completed with the full cooperation of the Jordan estate. Dixon worked closely with Jordan on a previous project.)

From the Publisher

“All of the dialogue is straight out of the book. Dixon is able to make the story flow on the page....All the characters look like how I might imagine them. Fans of the books will be reminded of the things they enjoyed about the series in the first place.” —Geeks of Doom on The Eye of the World comic book

“Brilliant storytelling choices and respectful treatment of Jordan's world. Conley recreates the rich visual and cultural tapestry of Jordan's series. The Eye of the World continues to be a series of genuine passion, technical virtuosity, and grand, epic adventure.” —Broken Frontier on The Eye of the World comic book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765324887
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Series:
Wheel of Time Other Series, #1
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
558,992
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

ROBERT JORDAN is the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, London Times, and Toronto Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Wheel of Time®.

CHUCK DIXON has written for DC, Marvel, and most other major comics publishers. Considered one of the best writers of Batman of the last decade, Dixon worked closely with Robert Jordan on the New Spring graphic novel and with Jordan’s estate on the graphic adaptation of The Eye of the World.

CHASE CONLEY is the penciller and inker for The Eye of the World comic book and graphic novel.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 17, 1948
Date of Death:
September 16, 2007
Place of Birth:
Charleston, South Carolina
Place of Death:
Charleston, South Carolina
Education:
B.S. in physics, The Citadel, 1974
Website:
http://www.tor.com/Jordan/

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The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
zs88 More than 1 year ago
A must for Wheel of Time fans. The art work is amazing and the writting is spot on.
TurningThePagesBlog More than 1 year ago
For the last 10 years my best friend has been trying to get me to read The Wheel of Time series and while I do own most of the series I didn't take the plunge until last night when I picked up the graphic novel adaptation after borrowing it on a whim from the library. The artwork in this volume was nothing short of fantastic. I loved the style the artists implemented. The colours were dark but they really popped off the pages. The artistry went hand in hand with the story was being told and I felt myself drawn even closer to the story because of them. The story itself was great. While I haven't read the actual full length novel version I feel that this was a very good graphic novel adaptation. It was longer than I expected and I there was a lot more text in the story than I would usually find in an adaptation. I liked all the characters a lot and I'm really intrigued by the whole mythology of the story that was told. There was far more detail than I expected and I think that helped make the story all that much more successful. I'm not a big high fantasy fan, mostly because I don't have that much reading experience of the genre under my belt but I really see what all the hype around this series is about. There's a lot going on within the pages of this graphic novel and it surprised me by sucking me into the world within the pages so completely. After reading this I am definitely going to be starting the novel version very soon and can't wait to read more of Robert Jordan's work. I also plan to continue reading the series of graphic novels that follow this one. I highly recommend this to all Wheel of Time fans by Robert Jordan as well as to people who haven't read the books before, who, like me are curious to see if it's something they like. Plus if you're a lover of graphic novels like I am I suggest giving this one a try also because it's the whole package.
TheRedTurkey More than 1 year ago
A product worthy of much more than the cost.  If you like the story, you will love the artwork adapted for it.