The comics adaptation of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's acclaimed novel is now available complete in one collection! Collecting all nine issues of the Vertigo maxiseries, this volume follows the adventures of an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction.
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About the Author
Writer Mike Carey, best known for his work on Vertigo's Lucifer and Hellblazer, has made his mark in comics. Born in Liverpool, England, Carey worked as a teacher for fifteen years before gaining regular work writing for several independent companies. In 1999 he wrote the Sandman spinoff miniseries Sandman Presents: Lucifer. This led to the Lucifer solo title which earned him a nomination for the 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Best Writer. The Fourth Rail said of his work, "Carey gives the characters in all of the stories believable motivations and characterization." His additional Vertigo projects have included Faker and Crossing Midnight. In 2007, he helped DC launch the Minx line of graphic novels for teen girls with the Regifters. Beyond DC, Carey was also recognized for his work on Marvel's X-Men titles. He makes his home in London with his wife, Lin, and his children, Davey, Ben and Louise.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
A wonderful adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel, even though I have to admit that the characters look quite different than I had imagined them. The story has been abridged with care to fit the shorter comic format and all crucial parts have been retained and the things that have changed do not hurt the flow or principle of the story. A must read for every fan of Neil Gaiman and Neverwhere.
Though I still can't figure out why Door's hair has gone from weirdly auburn to black, I still enjoyed this graphic novel. The few changes that are made don't ruin the same magical, otherwordly (or should I say underwordly) quality that the novel had. All in all, it's a great addition to the Gaiman world.
This was very interesting. The characters, while not exactly how I had pictured them in my head, are true to the novel. There are slight differences between the adaptation and novel, but the things left out don't detract from the overall story at all. Certainly couldn't be worse than the BBC production. :P
I won't lie. I bought this graphic novel based entirely on the author. It took me well over a year before I pulled it off my shelf to read it. It was interesting, not bad. Though I doubt I'm going to be reading it again anytime soon.
For someone who has not read much, or any, of Neil Gaimons adult fiction this graphic novel would be the perfect introduction. The story is very engaging and the characters have enough depth that you are interested in what happens to them. It is a quick read, something you can get through in a day or two easy afternoons. The artwork is absolutely fantastic and is a shining example of what can really be achieved in four color graphic novel print. The blandness coming in stark contrast of the vivid images discovered in London Below. Glenn Fabry is a master in every way, known to me because of his work on "The Preacher." If you enjoy this graphic novel, make sure to pick up the novelization as well.