The War Of The Worlds: The Graphic Novel by H.g. WellsThe War Of The Worlds: The Graphic Novel by H.g. Wells

The War Of The Worlds: The Graphic Novel

byH.g. WellsEditorRyan FoleyIllustratorBhupendra Ahluwalia

Paperback | July 5, 2011

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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.
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 sto...
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Title:The War Of The Worlds: The Graphic NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 10.23 × 6.5 × 0.18 inPublished:July 5, 2011Publisher:Steerforth PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9380028601

ISBN - 13:9789380028606

Reviews

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

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)