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Artemis Fowl

(Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels #1)

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In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the series has sold over seven million copies in the United States alone. Now, this phenomenally successful series is being translated into a graphic novel format. Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt the text. F
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Published October 2008 by Carlsen (first published 2007)
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Mariah Roze
Okay. This book isn’t really my style.
Laura
A graphic novel version of the first book in the Artemis Fowl series.

I was highly disgusted with the illustrations in the book. Butler's neck was drawn out of proportion and was a revolting mass of flesh that only made me feel ill. Further more, the rest of the illustrations, the ones that I had crafted in my head when I had first read the book were NOTHING like the ones in this book. Everybody was crudely drawn and uglier then I could have imagined. Among the opening chapters was a page that I
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Alena
May 02, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I love the Artemis Fowl book series, but in my opinion the heavily-stylized artwork of the graphic novel really detracts from the story -- to the point where I'm too busy shielding my eyes from the lumpy, mutated character designs to actually read any of the text.

I generally enjoy graphic novels (as anyone who has seen my manga and comic book collection can attest), but I find the presentation of this specimen fairly uninteresting. For example, looking at the front cover: Does this picture make
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Romana
My love for Artemis Fowl knows no end. <3
Cyril
May 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this art was wack whyd they do that to butler
Katrina
Aug 04, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Reluctant Sci-fi/Fantasy Juvenile Readers
Shelves: juvenile
Overall I really liked this book. I understood that the characters features would be exagerated (as they are in many GNs) and so I was only slightly disappointed in the artists depictions. My biggest complaint about the characters was the portrayal of Butler. I alwasy saw him as a huge guy but with slightly more finesse and style. I was also a little shocked by the sexyness of Holly. Our very first view of her is in a tank-top that is falling off and boyshorts and our second is of her in the sho ...more
Kathryn
Who knew Butler is blond, Artemis is near anorexic skinny and Julius is, well, gray. I loved the visuals that a graphic novel can give a book to make it come alive.

While the graphics are amazing, the story hasn't changed, in fact, it looses a lot of its depth because it is so short. The two best things about the Artemis Fowl books are the sharp dialogue and rounded characters, and both of these qualities are lost in the graphic novel.

Because I am already a huge fan of Eoin Colfer and the Artem
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Stacey Kym
'Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel' could have been better. Like extremely better. Having read the series and knowing how it goes did ruin what I thought of the graphic novel because the novel itself was SO GOOD. Like incredibly, amazingly, stupendously good. Artemis Fowl is a complicated character who was quite attractive and intelligent in the novel. In the graphic he just looks like a weirdo with an even weirder hairstyle. And acts as if he is only a criminal and not the child prodigy that he i ...more
Briana
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m not usually one to read graphic novels, but I found this one quite enjoyable. It’s accurate to the original book, and the artwork is very good.
Sooraya Evans
Fairies and elves from a magical realm with technology beyond the human world still needed time to 'hack' into Interpol's database. Haha. Some agencies get too much credit.
Overall, this book is surprisingly entertaining.
I loved the color work and the twist at the end.
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Reading is my Escape
Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel  
 
Honestly, I'm not a huge fan. I never read the original books, so I don't have any background knowledge. Maybe I would have liked the story better if I read it in the traditional format first.
 
As a first-time reader, I found Artemis to be cocky (although as a 12-year old genius, I guess he has the right to be) and irritating. All he cared about was money, it seemed. And his evil plan was to steal the money by kidnapping a fairy and holding him for ransom. I can see t
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Giselle Bradley
I sort of skim read this. It's a very faithful adaptation which is technically good but it made it a boring read. Especially because it lacks the charming narration and writing from the original book. And I'm really not a fan of the art at all. Hopefully the new GN coming out in 2019 will have art that I like more. ...more
Kirsten
Jan 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
I had earlier read this book in its text form and loved it. This was a lot of fun, as I could see what the different fairy-types would look like. Though, I did think that the Artemis and his bodyguard would look a little different.
Kayla Loewen
Pretty good. I like the artwork.
little dumpling
Jun 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Who knew, Butler was blond?
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius, who discovers a way to infiltrate the hidden world of the faeries, and how to steal their gold. Holly Short is the only female police officer with the LEP (Lower Elements Police, the fairy law enforcement). Desperate to prove herself in the field, Holly will need all her tactical training to take on the young genius, but Artemis has his own secrets and outsmarts the faeries every step of the way.

I have always loved the Artemis Fowl stories, but this graphic
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Tiffany Spencer
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My Thoughts: I will do a longer review on the book’s plot and my thoughts on it. After reading the novel I really wanted to see what some of the characters looked like-particularly Holly Short-. So not knowing the book was translated into a comic I came across them on readcomicsonline. Being a visual person my curiosity was piqued. It didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Although it did a decent enough job capturing what I read and what I saw in my head in the p
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Grace Leneghan
Interesting illustrations, very stylized and dramatic, as would be expected. I’d never read any of the Artemis Fowl series but he is quite unlikeable and pretentious. I was really rooting for the fairy Captain Short the whole time; but maybe that’s also to be expected since Fowl is a criminal and Short is the one protecting what’s trying to be destroyed by Fowl. Overall, a quick and entertaining graphic novel. Not my favorite plot-line but I enjoyed it.
April
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I tried several times to get into the Artemis Fowl series and just struggled to do so. I’m not fully sure why; I think partially the snarky sense of humor was off-putting to me when I wasn’t prepped for it. (Again... not being in the right mood for a specific series! 🤦🏻‍♀️)

I did like the graphic novel a little more than i expected. However, although I did enjoy it, the storyline was very spare in terms of explaining some of what happened. The art was a little exaggerated (almost like caricatures
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Noah
As many times as I've read the source material, I've never actually gotten around to reading the graphic novels. Needless to say, this didn't disappoint! It was every bit as amusing as the book. ...more
Jaden C.
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly it was a good book he was pretty swag
Steven Soriano
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its ok
Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
I've always wanted to read Artemis Fowl and I am so happy to have finally met some of the characters. The artwork is beautiful and I enjoyed reading it! I am excited to get the books and read them all! ...more
Nemo
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I saw the film. It was horrible. Read this to cancel out the film. THERE IS NO MOVIE.

The graphic novel is every bit as amazing as I remembered the book to be.
Michael Roberts
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Elif
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Faster pace than the books (as expected) but still manages to capture Holly’s greatness and Artemis’ cunningness.
Lotte Van Der Paelt
3.5 stars

The story is still amazing - of course - but I liked the book a lot more than the graphic novel.
C
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
Nighteye
Cool imaginative story and beautiful art.
Meegy
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the novels over 10 years ago and I still love Artemis Fowl! Cannot wait to go back and re-read the novels.
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A
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