The War Of The Worlds: The Graphic Novel

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The War Of The Worlds: The Graphic Novel

by H.g. Wells
Editor Ryan Foley
Illustrator Bhupendra Ahluwalia

Steerforth Press | July 5, 2011 | Trade Paperback

The War Of The Worlds: The Graphic Novel is rated 3.7143 out of 5 by 7.
London, England.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the most significant event in human history has come to pass. Contact from an alien planet has been achieved. Rocket capsules fired from the surface of Mars have crashed into the southern
English countryside.
But what should be a moment of scientific curiosity and wonderful first contact between two alien worlds turns instead into disaster. The annihilative weapons of the Martians leave no doubt whatsoever about the nature of the alien contact -an outright invasion of Earth.
In the midst of the chaos and devastation, one man makes a desperate attempt to save himself and make his way back to his family. Follow his account of the incredible events he encounters in Campfire''s vivid adaptation of H G Wells''s
masterpiece, The War of the Worlds.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 72 pages, 10.23 × 6.5 × 0.18 in

Published: July 5, 2011

Publisher: Steerforth Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 9380028601

ISBN - 13: 9789380028606

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Graphic Retelling of a Classic Reason for Reading: I enjoy graphic adaptations of the classics. It's been a few decades since I've read this original book and about time for a reread and this graphic adaptation makes me want to revisit the original. As all Campfire Classics the book is set up in the same format with a brief bio of the original author, then a main charachters page, followed by the book and ending with a two page spread with further info on the topic and time period of the books content./when it was written. I enjoyed the graphics, they were up to par with Campfire's usual realistic historical era drawings. I appreciated how the illustrations showed many pictures of the Martians but never really gave a clear detailed close-up, leaving something to the imagination at all times. They were often in the background or surrounded by mist or debris. When up close they were in shadows, surrounded by laser beams, debris, etc. An unusual device. The story as far as I can remember back to the original and given Campfire's previous record, seems to have stayed close to the original. One of Wells' better books and still relevant today, though we would have to change the planet Mars to another to make the story more viable.
Date published: 2011-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Arguably his best book, H.G. Wells has portrayed and painted a vivid image in reader's minds what an invasion from Mars would be like. This book is a must for lovers of science fiction classics. I believe that this book will linger in peoples dreams as it has on mine. The only fault H.G. Wells made in this book was make the triumphant victory of mankind too abrupt. On one page the Martians have destroyed London, and the next they are all dead from bacteria. Although this little abruptness in the story in which i find slightly disturbing, I recommend strongly this book to everyone.
Date published: 2010-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Repetitive and boring How could any writer take a subject as potentially thrilling as an invasion from Mars and turn it into such tedious and dull blather? He repeats the same descriptions over and over until you can't wait for it to end. This is one of the few instances in which the movie far outdoes the book.
Date published: 2010-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sci-fi classic! It even made it to the big screen! A great sci-fi by H.G. Wells (The Invisible man, The Time Machine) it's exciting and interesting. For the age that this book was written, you can tell Wells had a huge imagination. It even brought America in panic when it was cited over a radio station. Now that's what I call a good book!
Date published: 2008-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sci-fi throwback This earliest of sci-fi novels is a classic precursor to alien invasion stories, on paper or on film. I’m not too into science-fiction, but I have read Harry Turtledove’s World War series as I’m more of a military history buff. If you enjoy War of the Worlds or even if you find it a little antiquated for your tastes, you should definitely check out Turtledove’s work as he takes the theme to a whole new level. Having been written almost a century ago, this novel reads very well and the actual writing does not appear dated. (No “thee’s” and “thou’s” a la Shakespeare). Perhaps an interesting novel for younger readers, but they may scoff at the antiquated notion of Martian invaders, death rays, and the like. These have now become cliché, but have their origins with this book. The story is interesting and well written. I have not seen the recent movie, but rest assured it is not like the book, which is set in late 19th century England. An easier and lighter read than many other classics in English literature, I’m glad to have picked it up and would recommend it to readers of all ages.
Date published: 2005-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good altough the general story presented was fairly good i found it a difficult read and found that it dregged on and on with details
Date published: 2005-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scarily Creepily Wonderful! «H.G. Wells» Is an amazing writer, and with War Of The Worlds, his writing continues to amaze readers!
Date published: 2004-12-31

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The War Of The Worlds: The Graphic Novel

by H.g. Wells
Editor Ryan Foley
Illustrator Bhupendra Ahluwalia

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 72 pages, 10.23 × 6.5 × 0.18 in

Published: July 5, 2011

Publisher: Steerforth Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 9380028601

ISBN - 13: 9789380028606

About the Book

London, England.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the most significant event in human history has come to pass. Contact from an alien planet has been achieved. Rocket capsules fired from the surface of Mars have crashed into the southern
English countryside.
But what should be a moment of scientific curiosity and wonderful first contact between two alien worlds turns instead into disaster. The annihilative weapons of the Martians leave no doubt whatsoever about the nature of the alien contact -an outright invasion of Earth.
In the midst of the chaos and devastation, one man makes a desperate attempt to save himself and make his way back to his family. Follow his account of the incredible events he encounters in Campfire's vivid adaptation of H G Wells's
masterpiece, "The War of the Worlds."

From the Publisher

London, England.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the most significant event in human history has come to pass. Contact from an alien planet has been achieved. Rocket capsules fired from the surface of Mars have crashed into the southern
English countryside.
But what should be a moment of scientific curiosity and wonderful first contact between two alien worlds turns instead into disaster. The annihilative weapons of the Martians leave no doubt whatsoever about the nature of the alien contact -an outright invasion of Earth.
In the midst of the chaos and devastation, one man makes a desperate attempt to save himself and make his way back to his family. Follow his account of the incredible events he encounters in Campfire''s vivid adaptation of H G Wells''s
masterpiece, The War of the Worlds.

About the Author

Considered one of the pioneers of science fiction, Herbert George Wells was born in England on 21st September 1866. At the age of eighteen, Wells joined the Normal School of Science in Kensington where he was taught by T H Huxley.
This was a crucial period of his life as it had an immense influence on his writing. He enjoyed writing stories and articles and gradually moved into writing on a full-time basis. In 1895, his first major novel, The Time Machine, was published.
H G Wells continued writing until his death at the age of seventy-nine in 1946.

Editorial Reviews

"Wells''s classic sf story has been retold frequently since its original publication in 1898. It has also been updated several times, from Orson Welles''s panic-inducing 1938 radio broadcast to the 2005 film starring Tom Cruise. This adaptation maintains the original setting and time period as aliens from Mars invade 19th-century England. . . . Despite the prevalence of War versions available in various formats, graphic novels seem to be a rarity. The art here captures the mood well and lends an air of excitement to the narrative, whether depicting explosive moments of warfare or the tense stillness of the narrator hiding in abandoned buildings. The story is mature but not terribly graphic. Recommended for young adult readers, particularly those who claim to hate reading." -- School Library Journal

“…a fantastic overview of this early sci-fi classic which delivers Wells'' warning that mankind should not presume that because it enjoys a place at the top of the food chain, that it may not always be that way.”

– John Tompkins, Sweet Union ‘Toonists


"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."

— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)
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