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Ayn Rand's Anthem by Charles Santino
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Not being a comic book/graphic novel devotee, I cannot comment on how the art is paying homage to some other illustrator’s style or reminiscent of some bygone golden era of comics. I have, however, read the actual novella. While this adaption does a good job of capturing the essence of the original, I have to question its reason for existence. The novel to graphic conversion is a way for someone to showcase their artwork while simultaneously creating a Reader’s Digest version of the book and hopefully make some money. I have no solid data but I am reasonably sure that copies of this book are not flying off the shelves at your local comic shop. That being said, the original Anthem is such a short book that there is no need for a condensed version thus negating the need for a graphical adaption. I must conclude that this book only exists because of the illustrator’s ego.
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Jessica T. The art wasn't even that good!!!


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