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William Gibson's Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel (Marvel Graphic Novel #52)
In the 21st Century, Case, the best interface cowboy ever to run in the world-wide computer net, and Molly, the female mercenary with computer eyes and switchblade fingers, are recruited for a secret mission that will bring them into conflict with the world's most powerful corporate clan; a conflict that will be fought in the shifting territory where mind meets circuitry:...more
Paperback, Graphic Novel, 48 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Epic Comics
(first published 1984)
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In terms of adapting the complex story of Neuromancer to a visual medium, this graphic novel is pretty amazing. There are a number of scenes where the vibe and pacing is spot on and William Gibson has praised it too, saying that if Neuromancer were ever adapted into a movie he'd want it to follow this comic as a blueprint. In fact, he writes the forward and offers an interesting glimpse into his view on comic books and the few adaptations that had already been made of his work (as of 1989).
There's some nice artwork here. That is, the backgrounds and environments look very nice; the neon city looks great and the coloring is fantastic--it's very 80s and Blade Runner-esque, but then so was the novel. The depictions of cyberspace are a particular highlight. When it comes to drawing people however, specifically and especially faces, the artist fails. Not only do the characters not resemble their novel counterparts sufficiently, the faces just look plain awkward to boot. Bad even. It ki...more
Very nicely pictured and colored, I felt it properly caught the late 80s idea of how the future will look. Sure, most of it didn't end up quite like WG imagined, but the visually impressionistic approach of The Grim Cyber-Future is nicely presented. It's a shame the book doesn't cover the complete novel.
Tom De Haven is the author of five novels, Freaks' Amour, Jersey Luck, Funny Papers, Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies, and Dugan Under Ground; a collection of three related novellas, Sunburn Lake; and a three-novel series, Chronicle of the King's Tramp, which includes Walker of Worlds, The End-of-Everything Man, and The Last Human. His latest novel for young adults, The Orphan's Tent, was publishe...moreMore about Tom De Haven...