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Ishmael, a sailor, recounts the ill-fated voyage of a whaling ship led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in search of the white whale that had crippled him. Presented in comic book format.


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Ishmael, a sailor, recounts the ill-fated voyage of a whaling ship led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in search of the white whale that had crippled him. Presented in comic book format.

30 review for Classics Illustrated: Moby Dick

  1. 4 out of 5

    J. Dunn

    I know what you're thinking: A comic book abridgment of a classic novel? Buh? This isn't a replacement for reading Moby Dick. What it is is 40+ pages of just insanely gorgeous and badass illustrations of Moby Dick by Bill Sienkiewicz. Seriously, I'd like to have framed prints of like half of the pages in this thing. I know what you're thinking: A comic book abridgment of a classic novel? Buh? This isn't a replacement for reading Moby Dick. What it is is 40+ pages of just insanely gorgeous and badass illustrations of Moby Dick by Bill Sienkiewicz. Seriously, I'd like to have framed prints of like half of the pages in this thing.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    A poor second to the Melville book, I bought this when I thought I might never read the original. This is the movie version of only the tale of the Pequod and Ahab's relentless pursuit of the white whale. All spooky, dark illustrations (the main attraction), stripped of all Melville's whaling information. When I finished this I had to watch John Huston's film again. A poor second to the Melville book, I bought this when I thought I might never read the original. This is the movie version of only the tale of the Pequod and Ahab's relentless pursuit of the white whale. All spooky, dark illustrations (the main attraction), stripped of all Melville's whaling information. When I finished this I had to watch John Huston's film again.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Emi Bevacqua

    Illustrated Classics is a brilliant idea, and Bill Sienkiewics's adaptation is outstanding. My girls are 9 and I couldn't get them interested in this particular epic, but that's fine considering how violent and dark the story is, but this distillation method (143 chapters in the original, 43 pages in comic version) works so well I'll definitely try again in a few years. Illustrated Classics is a brilliant idea, and Bill Sienkiewics's adaptation is outstanding. My girls are 9 and I couldn't get them interested in this particular epic, but that's fine considering how violent and dark the story is, but this distillation method (143 chapters in the original, 43 pages in comic version) works so well I'll definitely try again in a few years.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lucas

    Little more than an illustrated book (which I guess I could've guessed from the original title of the series this was a part of, Classics Illustrated). The art is, of course, incredible. It's Sienkiewicz. At his peak, no less (has he peaked yet?). But the story... It's abridged, rewritten and made to fit captions. And it doesn't work well that way. It turns a literary classic into a heavy handed and shallow tale. Bill's talent feels wasted on this Little more than an illustrated book (which I guess I could've guessed from the original title of the series this was a part of, Classics Illustrated). The art is, of course, incredible. It's Sienkiewicz. At his peak, no less (has he peaked yet?). But the story... It's abridged, rewritten and made to fit captions. And it doesn't work well that way. It turns a literary classic into a heavy handed and shallow tale. Bill's talent feels wasted on this

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    I really liked this! A retelling of Moby Dick in graphic novel form, it's a quick but fulfilling read. The art is unique and really captures the story. In fact, the art really sells the story for me. Well adapted, & while nothing can replace the classic novel itself, this is a good place to start or reacquaint yourself with Moby Dick. I really liked this! A retelling of Moby Dick in graphic novel form, it's a quick but fulfilling read. The art is unique and really captures the story. In fact, the art really sells the story for me. Well adapted, & while nothing can replace the classic novel itself, this is a good place to start or reacquaint yourself with Moby Dick.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad

    doesn't capture the narrative so well but the colors and drawings capture the drama doesn't capture the narrative so well but the colors and drawings capture the drama

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tom Marshall

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  8. 5 out of 5

    a.g.e. montagner

    Bill Sienkiewicz, allucinato disegnatore di Daredevil ed Elektra nel miglior periodo di Frank Miller, innovatore radicale dei comics in un periodo di grande innovazione quale furono gli ‘80, fautore di una qualità pittorica allora inedita, vanta nel suo curriculum anche il migliore adattamento di Moby Dick che mi sia capitato di leggere, forse il migliore possibile. E del resto era forse l’autore più adatto: al suo posto Dave McKean ne avrebbe dato un’interpretazione meno oscura, Mike Mignola un Bill Sienkiewicz, allucinato disegnatore di Daredevil ed Elektra nel miglior periodo di Frank Miller, innovatore radicale dei comics in un periodo di grande innovazione quale furono gli ‘80, fautore di una qualità pittorica allora inedita, vanta nel suo curriculum anche il migliore adattamento di Moby Dick che mi sia capitato di leggere, forse il migliore possibile. E del resto era forse l’autore più adatto: al suo posto Dave McKean ne avrebbe dato un’interpretazione meno oscura, Mike Mignola una meno onirica (sarei tuttavia curioso di leggerle entrambe). E mentre il nostrano Dino Battaglia ha preferito nella sua versione del capolavoro melvilliano concentrarsi sull’azione, creando la classica avventura per ragazzi, Sienkiewicz raccoglie e distilla anche i simbolismi più complessi di cui la prosa di Melville è ricca ad ogni capoverso, restituendo la profondità e lo spessore dell’originale in sole 48 tavole. Molti episodi sono risolti in un paio di vignette, con scelte spesso inattese ma straordinariamente efficaci; ai momenti più intensi tuttavia sono dedicate tavole intere. Nell’adattamento di Battaglia dominavano ovviamente gli azzurri, assieme ad un curioso ocra e ad ampie campiture bianche; Sienkiewicz invece usa il nero come colore di fondo, a rappresentare le profondità della stiva, degli abissi e dell’animo di Achab, e lo squarcia di vampe come tizzoni ardenti. Alla parte testuale ha collaborato anche D.G. Chichester, il cui Daredevil sinceramente non mi era piaciuto molto a suo tempo; attualmente lavora per l’agenzia pubblicitaria Ogilvy & Mather, la stessa presso cui erano stati impiegati, prima di diventare quello che sappiamo, DeLillo e Rushdie. La mia impressione è che nell’ambito degli adattamenti a fumetti questa graphic novel stabilisca uno standard. Da anni mi ripromettevo di procurarmi l’edizione originale, finché lo scorso settembre la Nicola Pesce Editore si è presentata al Treviso Comic Book Festival 2012 con l’edizione italiana.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chuck

    Every now and then I feel an urge to read one of the classics that I never got around to in HS or college, so it was with Moby Dick. An amazing book for the time it was written, but doesn't translate very well in the current year. Full of obscure references to mythological and biblical characters, along with everything you could ever want to know about 19th century whaling. But who am I to be critical of a classic! Every now and then I feel an urge to read one of the classics that I never got around to in HS or college, so it was with Moby Dick. An amazing book for the time it was written, but doesn't translate very well in the current year. Full of obscure references to mythological and biblical characters, along with everything you could ever want to know about 19th century whaling. But who am I to be critical of a classic!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jon

    This was an interesting story. It is interesting to see how people wrote in the past, it really puts the present to shame, of course, today we would just watch a video on many of the finer parts that he went over. I know there is a lot of allusions to the past in the book. It would be interesting to read a commentary on the book because any allusions went right over my head.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    My aunt and uncle bought this for me when I was a kid. I got really nostalgic for this really well done comic when I started reading the novel and found a used copy on Amazon. They also bought me a comic of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that freaked me out.

  12. 4 out of 5

    James Maxey

    I'll confess: My love of the novel Moby Dick began with this illustrated edition. It plucks out the best parts of the story from Melvilles somewhat overwhelming prose and gets right to the heart of what makes this work and enduring classic. I'll confess: My love of the novel Moby Dick began with this illustrated edition. It plucks out the best parts of the story from Melvilles somewhat overwhelming prose and gets right to the heart of what makes this work and enduring classic.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Mcgee

    This graphic novel adaptation is quite well done. Sienkiewicz trims down Melville's classic to just the narrative bits important to the story arc and provides some beautiful artwork to pair it with. Highly recommended if you can locate a copy (currently out of print). This graphic novel adaptation is quite well done. Sienkiewicz trims down Melville's classic to just the narrative bits important to the story arc and provides some beautiful artwork to pair it with. Highly recommended if you can locate a copy (currently out of print).

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gig Wailgum

    Been re-reading some of my Moby Dick books in my library... This one is great. Text is pretty true to the book. Art is dark like the heart of Ahab.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sheppard Hobgood

    How can I judge the great American novel about an industry that has long since died (except in Japan). I hope to read it once more if I should find the time.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tanish Kalgude

    really good about whaling. I would curse Ahab for just getting behind one white whale. you will understand the true suspense when you read the awesome book!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sean Chick

    This adaptation of Moby Dick remains one of the best. It is a minor of cult classic of a comic book, illustrated as if we are looking at a nightmare dreamed up by Melville in 1851.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Reyel2107

    the art is ..... amazing !!!!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sonia Cebrian

    lo empecé con muchas ganas y, para ser sincera, ando un tanto harta de cómo se pescaban cachalotes en el sXIX. Pero me queda el final, la gran lucha....

  20. 5 out of 5

    Twan

    More like Moby's dick. Gorgeous artwork though. More like Moby's dick. Gorgeous artwork though.

  21. 4 out of 5

    StrictlySequential

  22. 4 out of 5

    Souris

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Russon

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jim Nash

  25. 4 out of 5

    Antonella

  26. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tazio Bettin

  28. 5 out of 5

    Maria

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alison

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sharla

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