Sense and Sensibility next to get comic-book treatment


Apparently the Pride and Prejudice comic book has been a sufficient success that Marvel is planning to give Sense and Sensibility the same treatment beginning in April 2010. Considering some of the comments about the comic, one hopes they employ a different artist.

Since it’s mentioned in the article, we want to give a little love to Graphic Classics Vol. 14 featuring a graphic-novel treatment of Northanger Abbey. We think many of those disappointed in the artwork of the P&P comic will like it. Catherine is absolutely adorable, just as she ought. (Read Cub Reporter Heather L.’s review.) Also, if you’ve ever wondered just what is behind the black veil (though it’s changed slightly from the original), there is a very nicely distilled adaptation of The Mysteries of Udolpho in the same book.

3 thoughts on “Sense and Sensibility next to get comic-book treatment

  1. Allison T.

    I concur heartily with this recommendation of the NA manga. The story is artfully compressed, retaining most of JA’s dialogue. The illustrations are magical! Catherine has adorable, enormous manga-eyes, which really reflects her ingenuity well. This is a really fine intersection of words and art. Even if you are the kind of Janeite who says haughtily, “I only read the original,” you would like and appreciate the NA manga.


  2. I have some serious love for Graphics Classics’ Northanger Abbey and Mysteries of Udolpho adaptations! I have almost no time for non-school reading but GC are always first on my list when I do. I’m addicted. Right now I’m waiting for their new volume of Louisa May Alcott to be delivered and I just finished their Oscar Wilde volume.


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