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Richard Matheson: Master of Terror Graphic Novel Collection Kindle & comiXology
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- ASIN : B01LZP6Y2F
- Publisher : IDW (14 September 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 1669696 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
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- Print length : 577 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 419,556 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'm going low on the rating mostly over the treatment of I Am Legend. There is far too much prose for the format. Many pages are 80 or 90% blocks of text. I can understand wanting to include Matheson's most popular story in this collection, but it deserves a better interpretation than what is offered here (even though the story is kept in tact, unlike the Will Smith movie).
The other stories are all told in a fitting way for the format and are worth a read, but for the cost I'd have to recommend passing on this collection.
All four eventually made their way into film adaptations, including one that set off a young Steven Spielberg's career, so why not offer a graphic novel take as well?
My two favorite works presented were the adaptation of Duel and Hell House. Both featured great art and a strong narrative, though Hell House's plot, revisited after all this time, was somewhat off putting in the way it treats at least one of the female characters. Then again, we are talking about a horror novel, yet I still found it at times difficult to take at certain points.
Unfortunately, The Shrinking Man and I Am Legend do not fare quite as well. Part of the problem is the art isn't as strong in these selections, though another significant problem is these stories aren't quite as gripping, in my opinion, as the other two. Mind you, I fully understand why I Am Legend is considered a classic and have read the Matheson novella, but apart from that terrific ending, I always felt the rest of the story was rather dry. As for The Shrinking Man, that story never impressed me quite like others Mr. Matheson wrote.
On whole, though, one has to give the authors and artists credit for sticking to Mr. Matheson's works and presenting them in such a faithful manner.
While today many may not know about Richard Matheson and the works he left behind, you could do a lot worse than spend some time reading these works in a graphic novel form.