The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics)

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics)

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, I.N.J. Culbard
     
 
After the success of their Illustrated Classics version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard have teamed up again to create a visually compelling graphic novel adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece. And the superb writing and beautiful art takes Conan Doyle’s supernatural tale to new heights.

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After the success of their Illustrated Classics version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard have teamed up again to create a visually compelling graphic novel adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece. And the superb writing and beautiful art takes Conan Doyle’s supernatural tale to new heights.

All the elements are here for a thrilling tale: A gnarled walking stick, missing boot, neglected family portrait, convicted killer on the loose, and the ancestral curse of a phantom hound. The great detective himself, Sherlock Holmes—with the help of Dr. Watson has his work cut out for him in a dramatic mystery that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

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Publishers Weekly
This better than average comics version of the quintessential 1901 Sherlock Holmes novel shows the first private detective's cool rationality confronting gibbering horror in order to thwart an ancient curse, a hound from hell that kills the male heads of a wealthy family. Patriarch Sir Charles Baskerville just having been frightened to death, Holmes and Dr. Watson set out to protect the family heir, Sir Henry. Few trappings of gothic mystery are missing from the action, but they are countered by Holmes's instructions that Watson should observe closely and analyze skeptically everything he sees. Edginton's script is much closer to Conan Doyle's original than most adaptations, although that does mean that the characters get to talk a lot. Culbard's energetic layouts and darkly sinister backgrounds are effective; when he turns to the story's people, unfortunately, the Seth-like brushwork stretches their heads until they look like animated kidney beans. Overall, though, Hound gives modern readers a taste of what makes Sherlock Holmes an immortal character. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402770005
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Series:
Sterling Illustrated Classics Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

I. N. J. Culbard is an artist and writer. In 2006, he surpassed thousands of other writers and had his work published in Dark Horse Comics’ New Recruits anthology. He has also appeared in the Judge Dredd Megazine. Culbard is an acclaimed animation director with considerable experience in directing commercials, developing projects for television, and producing and directing short films. This is his second full-length graphic novel as an artist, having collaborated on The Picture of Dorian Gray with Ian Edginton.

Ian Edginton, one of Britain’s best-known writers, has had a tremendous impact on the world of comics. In his illustrious career he has worked for Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures, and 20th Century Fox to adapt Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Predator and Terminator properties, as well as with the H.G. Wells estate to adapt War of the Worlds for Dark Horse. He owes his success to good collaborations with other artists from the industry, most famously D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces) and Steve Yeowell (The Red Seas). He recently adapted Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue (illustrated by D’Israeli) for SelfMadeHero’s graphic anthology Nevermore. In 2007, his graphic novel Scarlet Traces: The Great Game was nominated for Best Limited Series and Best Writer at the prestigious Eisner Awards.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
221B_Baker_Street More than 1 year ago
Graphic novels and Sherlock Holmes stories are perfect for each other. Of course, that doesn't mean that I thought that when I first saw this. The first thing that went through my mind was "Sherlock Holmes in a comic book, that is just wrong!!!" and then I flipped through it and realized that this is so cool! The art in this book does great justice to the original story and the beauty found in the panels can't be overrated. While there is no true substitute to the original work by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this adaptation is simply amazing. I can't wait for the next story adapted by this team.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel didn't quite capture the same sense of loneliness and fear that John Watson encountered whiles staying with the Baskervilles. But the artwork and similarities to the original are A+.