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Moby Dick (Classics Illustrated)

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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.
Paperback, 41 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Berkley Publishing Group
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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.
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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 ...more
Gig Wailgum
Jan 26, 2016 Gig Wailgum rated it really liked it
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.
Mar 06, 2014 Chuck rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jun 26, 2012 Jon rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, history, fiction
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.
Patrick Mcgee
Oct 04, 2013 Patrick Mcgee rated it it was amazing
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).
Dec 04, 2012 Dan added it
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.
Sean Chick
Dec 26, 2014 Sean Chick rated it it was amazing
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.
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Sep 15, 2012 Sheppard Hobgood rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 20, 2012 Twan rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
More like Moby's dick.

Gorgeous artwork though.
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Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for ...more
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