Saturday, October 27, 2012

Countdown to Halloween Spooky Books - Coraline

I'm not sure there's ever been a comic adaptation better than the original novel or movie. Perhaps, but I haven't come across one yet. Nevertheless, there are adaptations that are very close to being as great as the original. P. Craig Russell's version of Coraline is one such book.

IMHO, Russell is one of the top master artist/storytellers working today. His interpretation of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung is absolute genius. Likewise, his arcs on Neil Gaiman's Sandman are some of the best of the run. His work is also very accessible. He has applied his talents to as many Batman and X-Men stories as he has operas and literary giants. I would never try to steer any one away from reading the book by Neil Gaiman, nor seeing the animated movie (which I loved). Rather for those folks who enjoyed either, add this to your list.

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