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Graphic Classics Volume 5: Jack London - 2nd Edition by Jack London
Edited by Tom Pomplun
Cover Artist: Front: Jim Nelson; Back: Nick Miller
Review by Gayle Surrette
Eureka Productions Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 097466488x
Date: 25 December, 2006 List Price $11.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

I remember when I was younger; I loved reading classic literature in comic form. It was often the impetus to get me to actually go out and find the book and read it so I could get the full benefit of all the things that were left out of the graphic version. However, I found that reading the graphic version often primed me to see the story in my head as I read based on the artist's vision. With Graphic Classics: Jack London instead of a novel you have eleven short stories each adapted and illustrated by various authors and artists. Some stories are heavily illustrated with the art work taking the weight of the storytelling others have one or two drawings to set the stage for the story.

From official release/information:

Book Description: Graphic Classics: Jack London returns to print in a completely revised second edition, with over 50 pages of new material. New to this edition are adaptations of "The Red One" illustrated by Mark A. Nelson and "The Wit of Porportuk" by Arnold Arre. Plus a new comics adaptation of "To Kill a Man" by Kostas Aronis and a completely redrawn "That Spot" by Nick Miller. Returning from the previous edition are "A Thousand Deaths" by J.B. Bonivert, "Jan, the Unrepentant" by Hunt Emerson and six more thrilling stories. With a dramatic new cover by Jim Nelson.

(Source: Eureka Productions)

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