Marvel has put up a small preview of their comic book version of Sense and Sensibility, which will be out in May 2010. We think the larger drawing is the cover, and the smaller images the actual comic. It looks like the same artist, Sonny Liew did both; he also drew the covers of the P&P comic that everyone seemed to like (and not so much the actual book art). It’s a very different style from the first comic. No. 2 will be out in June.
(And what is with the Edward swordfighting with Margaret theme? Emma Thompson really created a monster with that one, didn’t she? Does anyone remember that’s not actually in the book?)
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.