Midnight’s Children is a long haul, so I’ve been exploring the world of Graphic Novels as I trudge through Midnight’s six-hundred pages.
I plan to do more in-depth reviews of some of these, but I needed an intro-post to get this new material sorted in my head.
I’ve read V, and Watchmen and other similar modern –very violent– GNs. Eh. I “get” them but they’re a little to squidgy for me to really enjoy. (Yea, yah, I’ll surrender my nerd-cred badge in a moment.) High school was tolerated with an obsession over The Sandman, every issue, repeatedly. Not growing up with The Superhero Suite, Marvel/DC, is a bit beyond my ken, tho I enjoy when I read there.
So what else is out there besides Alan Moore, Superheroes and Gaiman’s Sandman? Oh, lots it turns out.
Particularly, I’ve found a few that are historical fiction (Pirates!), re-telling of Classical Greek tales, journalism (really!), and illustrated Literature Classics–both re-written comic-book style and with original unabridged text. These are more my cuppa.
Oh, and Mouse Guards.
Anyone have any suggestions?