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30 September 2011 @ 08:09 pm
Northanger Abbey: The Comic: Part Deux: With Colors: And More!  
Dear Readers,

I have for you something perfectly horrid.  Not content that their poor competitors have released a fine, albeit black-and-white and limited in panel design graphic adaptation of Jane Austen's hilarious gothic parody/novel Northanger Abbey (http://tafrin.blogspot.com/2007/02/more-northanger-abbey.html), Marvel Comics has continued their series of Jane Austen comics, which started with Pride and Prejudice - kind of meh art by Hugo Petrus and brilliant covers by Sonny Liew - http://marvel.com/news/story/7021/first_look_pride_prejudice_1.  They then hired Liew to do covers and interiors for Sense and Sensibility (http://sonny123.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=sense+and+sensibility), an excellent choice.  Award winning comic newcomber Janet Lee (http://twitter.com/#!/janet_k_lee) then lobbied to work on the project, and did a cute, if a bit uneven job on my favorite Austen novel (yes, I know I'm a traitor here, sorry modernmorland).

And now, Lee and the scripter for all the projects, Nancy Butler, have tackled Everyone (except me's) favorite: Northanger Abbey! (http://marvel.com/comic_books/series/15556/northanger_abbey_2011_-_present).  However, to give the series a more gothic and dramatic look than Lee's more candy-colored covers for Emma, they've hired Julian Totino Tedesco for covers.  And they are magnificent!
http://totinotedesco.blogspot.com/2011/08/northanger-abbey.html
http://totinotedesco.blogspot.com/2011/09/northanger-abbey-2.html

I look forward to collecting these!

(Sorry for all the links - I like to give peeps the chance to look at all the images they want, but not forcing them to.  Hopefully those that wish to will explore, and those that don't will merely have news).
 
 
 
modernmorlandmodernmorland on October 1st, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting these links!! Now beginning my Christmas list early. :-P

I'm a little nervous about how castle-y Northanger looks. It's supposed to be rather disappointing in that regard. However, I can be fairly forgiving with scenery as long as the characters are written well.
ibmiller: Elinoribmiller on October 1st, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
Well, here's to hoping! I really should reread NA again. I've read it twice, and I think I could go for it again. But I could see the castly thing actually being from Udolpho, and not Northanger at all, since it is the first issue.