Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (Graphic Novel)” as Want to Read:
H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (Graphic Novel)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (Graphic Novel)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  283 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Book by Edginton, Ian
Hardcover, Graphic Novel, 71 pages
Published April 19th 2006 by Dark Horse
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 435)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Frank Racz
For me what makes a really good graphic novel are the illustrations. Being a reader who has focused primarily upon literature in the past I find the heavily abridged text in graphic novels to require some getting used to. At this stage in my graphic novel reading career I focus on the "graphic" aspect of these books.

This rendition of the H.G. Wells book is a title practically anyone would be familiar with. I may have come across this book in my youth in the form of an abridged young adult versi
I read this right after finishing The War of the Worlds (in ebook and print, depending on whether or not we had electric lights that night!). Sometimes they were using direct quotes, but mostly it was adaptation. That was fine, except it wasn't clear when you were getting the brother's perspective. I understand that they would have to condense some of the storyline to fit within this format, but some of the timeline changes seemed unnecessary. On the positive side, much of the objectionable soci ...more
In some regards, Wells is a horrible writer. Much of the action takes place offstage and has to be reported to us. Gratuitous coincidences. A weird love/hate relationship with humanity and the future.

Since by now the story is old hat, I don't really have anything to say about that. Edginton's graphics do give the material a fresh feeling. The images of devastation bring back a little of the power the work must once have held. I particularly liked the wounded face of our hero for keeping the pain
Derek Royal
I knew that Ian Edginton has done a lot of adaptation work in comics, but I had never read this one before. He and D'Israeli do a great job of translating this classic story to comics form. And interestingly enough, this was created after the original sequel to Wells's tale, Scarlet Traces. We're having Edginton on the interview show, so I wanted to get several works of his under my belt that I hadn't previously been familiar with.
Nicely done. D'israelis illustrations are superb. Probably my favorite rendition of the Martian tripod machines. The adaptation is true to the original, hitting all the important points of the plot. Edginton has resisted the urge to tinker with Wells' plot, as some other adaptors have done, letting the original speak for itself.

I also highly recommend Scarlet Traces, Edginton and D'Israeli's sequel to War of the Worlds.
Artur Coelho
Ian Edginton assina uma fiel adaptação da obra clássica de Wells, sem desvios à obra original. O ilustrador D'Israeli acompanha o argumento com um estilo gráfico ainda algo incipiente, a misturar fin de siècle com steampunk mas com pouco investimento em detalhe ou concretização visual do mundo ficcional da obra. Notável por ter sido criada como webcomic e depois levada a publicação em livro, esta graphic novel foi o ponto de partida para a série Scarlet Traces onde Edginton explora um mundo pós- ...more
"Hey, I've got a good idea!" The book company owner said to his little artist, "let's repackage a timeless classic and make it a seventy page comic book for kiddies!"

The Artist grinned a horrific grin, "Wowee, that's a great way to reel in the dough!"

And thus began the creation of this waste of natural resources. Ruining one of H. G. Wells' greatest achievements. It's sad that the illiteracy of America has lowered to such a degree that we now need to repackage classics into comic books. I advise
aliens come to attack the earth becuase thier home an planet mars is coming to an end and they need a newer, better place to live:
Thirty-five million miles into space, a species of martians sets eyes on planet Earth. With thier own planet doomed for destruction, the Martians prepare to invade.Thier weapons are ready and thier aim is ruthless.
The war of the worlds are about to begin.
Landry F.
This book was one of the best graphic novels I've ever read. Having seen the movie and read the book this g rapid novel just put those to things together in to one hard cover. I recommend this for people who like comic books to fantasies. This book is just all around great. If I could I would give it two thumbs up.
Jessica Hollo
Style of the graphics fits the style of the original book well...gritty, blocky colors. Not how I pictured the martians, though.
It really was just okay, nothing special, read the actually book, and let your imagination do better.
The story we all know gets the graphic novel treatment. I always felt WOTW was a fine example that humanity's most dreaded fears center around the idea that someone else will do to us what we have done to so much other life here on Earth.
Very gory graphics of a classic. Older teens would love it. It was better than the Tom Cruise flick. Of course, what could be worse than that movie? The only good thing was Dakota Fanning.
David Loewen
How could Wells describe laser weapons in relatively accurate detail more than 60 years before they were invented? Pretty far-fetched, but amazing for when it was written..
Donna  S
This months selection for the other book club I'm in. I probably wouldn't have finished it except we lost our power for 2 nights and my kindle has a light.
David Bales
Amazing artwork in this graphic novel. A brilliant depiction of the H.G. Wells book, and it continues on in a new series.
Not even half as good as their own stories which were homage/sequels to the HG Wells original.
Very good! I've always wanted to read this story, but I'm not much of a reader.
Raoofa Ibrahim
Raoofa Ibrahim marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2015
Nate marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Sally marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Mary marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2015
Scott added it
Sep 18, 2015
Yvonne marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2015
Garry Ware
Garry Ware marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2015
Kev marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Famous Players (A Treasury of XXth Century Murder)
  • Seven for a Secret (New Amsterdam, #2)
  • Space Captain Smith (Chronicles of Isambard Smith #1)
  • Ignition City Volume 1
  • Gears of the City
  • Adventures of Luther Arkwright  (2nd ed.)
  • Battle Angel Alita - Last Order : Sans Angel, Vol. 13
  • Howard Who?
  • Fata Morgana
  • Dark Sleeper (Western Lights, #1)
  • Testament, Vol. 1: Akedah
  • The Complete Multiple Warheads
  • Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel
  • The Hollow Earth
  • The Light Ages (The Aether Universe, #1)
  • The Best of Michael Swanwick
  • Extraordinary Engines: The Definitive Steampunk Anthology
  • Pasquale's Angel
Edginton sees part of the key to his success coming from good relationships with artists, especially D'Israeli and Steve Yeowell as well as Steve Pugh and Mike Collins. He is best known for his steampunk/alternative history work (often with the artist D'Israeli) and is the co-creator of Scarlet Traces, a sequel to their adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. With 2000 AD we has written L ...more
More about Ian Edginton...

Share This Book