Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Author Sergio A Sierra and illustrator Meritxell Ribas reanimate Mary Shelleys classic tale Traumatized by the death of his mother young Victor Frankenstein vows to discover the secrets of life and d

  • Title: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Author: Sergio A. Sierra Meritxell Ribas
  • ISBN: 9780766040847
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author Sergio A Sierra and illustrator Meritxell Ribas reanimate Mary Shelleys classic tale Traumatized by the death of his mother, young Victor Frankenstein vows to discover the secrets of life and death He assembles a monster from parts of corpses and uses electricity to bring it to life Horrified by what he has done, Frankenstein abandons the creature, who is met byAuthor Sergio A Sierra and illustrator Meritxell Ribas reanimate Mary Shelleys classic tale Traumatized by the death of his mother, young Victor Frankenstein vows to discover the secrets of life and death He assembles a monster from parts of corpses and uses electricity to bring it to life Horrified by what he has done, Frankenstein abandons the creature, who is met by fear, rejection, and violence wherever he goes He learns to loathe himself and his creator and sets out to destroy everyone Frankenstein loves.

    One thought on “Frankenstein by Mary Shelley”

    1. Unable to listen to the original, I hoped this would be the cure. Alas, this is even worse: stiff prose, difficult font, immature art. I liked Frankenstein before all this, but I'm afraid his monster stock has crashed.

    2. Nueva revisión en viñetas al mayor clásico de Mary Shelley que destaca por una interesante propuesta gráfica, muy deudora del grabado (al menos en su aspiración estética), y un guion que respeta en lo posible la premisa original.

    3. A fairly drab adaptation of an established classic. Frankenstein adaptations are legion, with most making the initial error of assuming the source material must be made more accessible to contemporary audiences. Unfortunately this is almost always executed through dumbing-down the text. So from the outset the adaptation assumes the reader to be less intelligent than they actually are. Adults also error in assuming younger readers also need things simplified and rendered dumber in order to be und [...]

    4. No tengo palabras, me encantan las ilustraciones, las frases tan exactas, tan completas, es hermosa esta novela gráfica, mejor que cualquier adaptación de esta novela.

    5. I never read Mary Shelley's novel and tend to favor Mel Brooks' parody film version over anything else I've ever read or seen. I loved this book first because of the black and white drawings which were spectacular. They remind me of the Brian Selznick drawings in Hugo and Wonderstruck. Its amazing how much emotion can be carried in a black and white drawing.Secondly I loved the book because they story is different than the ones portrayed in some of the movies I've seen. It is holds true to Mary [...]

    6. Granted, it has been a while since I have read/watched Frankenstein but this graphic novel is not what I remembered it to be like. I liked the philosophy behind the story, how the story had depth inside it, it wasn’t just an entertaining story his story had more to offer. I remember the story being composed of Frankenstein, his horrific life was centerstage, his terror reigned and his master was puzzled. In this graphic novel, the author showed us the other individuals who are a part of Franke [...]

    7. The original was quite a mass of gushy prose, making it a bear to convert to a graphic novel. Sierra does a decent job of taming the wordy beast while the art by Ribas has a unique gothic feel to it. I would recommend it mostly for the art but it's still a decent read.It's a very high contrast black and white graphic novel, I recommend a printed version.

    8. The book took me a bit of effort to understand and I needed a lot of focus but this was only due to the old time style of writing. The book focuses not only the horrendous monster that is Frankenstein but Victor Frankenstein who created the monster.

    9. Je n'avais jamais lu la quatrième de couverture, je n'en avais qu'entendu parler vaguement, mais sans plus. Je pensais que c'était un livre "horreur", c'est pour cela que je ne l'ai pas découvert avant. Mais franchement, j'avais faux sur toute la ligne.J'ai adoré cette histoire, et comme dit plus haut, j'ai pris un grand plaisir à découvrir ce classique, et à être surprise, puisque je ne m'attendais pas à cela. Il y a un début étonnant, le début se passe d'ailleurs au "présent", pui [...]

    10. Frankenstein is a scary, grim, tale of consequnces of peoples actions. Author Mary Shelly, is the author of the graphic novel Frankenstein. The genre of the book is Sci-Fi graphic novel. In this graphic novel, the artwork was all black and white. It wasn't detailed at times, and the drawings could really make a test tube or other object stand out. Also, some of the pictures zoomed in on peoples faces because their expressions are important. The story takes place in Geneva Switzerland, here Dr. [...]

    11. Review from Neal's Take for Steph's Stacks by Neal BrowneThis is not just a rewrite of Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein. It is a deep dive into the psyche of the creator, Dr. Frankenstein. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley depicts the turmoil he has and how he handles this responsibility and explains how Dr. Frankenstein should be held accountable for his actions. Sergio A. Sierra does a great job making the reader believe this fantasy could actually have been possible, and Meritkell Ribas's illu [...]

    12. This graphic novel is a simple retelling of a classic story. The text includes the major highpoints of the story; unfortunately, there was no mention of the charnel house. The framing of the novel is retained as well, making the graphic novel rendering a quality replica of the original. Language within the story is kept simple, allowing for a high level of readability, especially in lower level readers. The black and white panels, there is no color, adds an ominous tone to the story. Don't let t [...]

    13. Not it's not the original Frankenstein but old English style novels sure do tend to get boring. Elitist writers and fans of literature would probably say that reviewing this isn't even real reading. Old English to graphic novel? Well here's to polarizing change I guess. The graphic novel obviously follows the plot of the original Frankenstein, which means while typical for gothic horror (a la Dracula and the original Frankenstein) and the writing still being in old English, the graphic part of t [...]

    14. I'd like to give this 2.5 stars, because it's really not great. The original source material is superb, of course, and the pacing is good. But the artwork is murky and awkward. The scenes from Victor's childhood are appropriately adorable, but the faces don't change much when the characters become adults, and even the demon looks like a teddy bear. There's a heavy influence of childish anime style here, and it doesn't really work.The darkness is fitting, I suppose, but it feels like too much. Wh [...]

    15. Ayer, antes de dormir tomé con curiosidad esta novela gráfica y no la pude dejar hasta que la terminé.Me la topé hace meses por casualidad junto a otros tomos de la misma colección y el único en blanco y negro resultaba ser éste. Me llamó la atención el arte de Meritxell Ribas y de vez en vez lo hojeaba para admirar las ilustraciones, incluso lo llevé al estudio para mostrarlo a mis compañeros pero no fué sino hasta anoche que me decidí a leerlo. No pude parar hasta terminarlo, la a [...]

    16. While this has definitely been shortened, all of the important plot points have been left alone and it helps move the narrative quickly along. The artwork is as if anime was mixed with a dash of Tim Burton with large eyes, long bodies, a bit macabre and quirky beauty. Told only in black and white, the shadows play a big part in the story and the detail is lovely. Some panes look as if they were done as woodcuts, the lines and angles are so perfect. An interesting original addition to the many in [...]

    17. El libro en general me gustó bastante. Las ilustraciones y la edición en general me parecen muy buenos elementos para esta novela gráfica.Le daría 5 estrellas peo tengo mis reparos porque siento que se aleja del sentido de la obra original pues me sucedió que sentí más empatía por Víctor Frankenstein que por su criatura y cuando leía la novela de Shelley me paso todo lo contrario, entonces he quedado con esa sensación rara de que no es lo que había leído antes (hace 10 años ya).

    18. This was way better than the actual book. I don't know if it was because it was much more concise or if it was just because it held my attention. Either way, this version was more interesting to me than the original.

    19. Wellis was totally unlike any Frankenstein movie I've ever seen. I don't know if I'll ever pick up Shelley's version, but at least I can envision something other than Abbott & Costello! The artwork is wonderful - gothic and spooky.

    20. I love it! Mary Shelley was a genius to write a story within a story. I personally feel that Victor is the true monster. Oh, and the ending was absolutely perfect.

    21. Une bd sombre avec des graphismes vraiment chouettes Un ouvrage réussit au point de vouloir vraiment lire le roman originel.

    22. Me ha gustado mucho la adaptación. El dibujo de Meritxell es soberbio. Te atrapa y no puedes dejar de leerlo.

    23. The art is striking at first, but unfortunately after so many pages it starts to become a bit same-y. I really loved the original book and I think this didn't have nearly as much punch.

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