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Neverwhere: The Comic

There's a sample of Glenn Fabry's art for the comic adaptation of Neverwhere in this month's Fables (and a PDF on the DC web site).

It's got the feel of a 20th century Slaine crossed with Bryan's Luther Arkwright. Looking good.


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Apr. 25th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
Never read the book meself ...
gawddamn, that's pretty.
Apr. 25th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
Which leads to the eternal question: Buy now or wait for the trade?

Because, yeah, that's pretty :)
Apr. 25th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'm a fan of his painted covers, but his pencilled sequential work leaves me cold I'm afraid. Plus, I'm a bit Neverwhere'd out at the moment.

It was a good novel, a passable BBC adaption, Mike Carey's a good writer, but I don't really think I need this.

To be honest, I think I'm about Gaiman'ed out at the moment as well.
Apr. 25th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
Actually the TV came first...
Apr. 25th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
I know, I wasn't trying to put them in chronological order, I should have said BBC production rather than adaption.

I think a large bit of my dissatisfaction with the project is that the TV did come first and established the look, a look that is pretty firmly in my mind.

Also, I don't really care for the character designs at all. Door having a keyhole around her eye...err...Gaiman wasn't exactly subtle with the naming anyway, and that's just a bit silly.

Honestly, I think all involved are great talents (though I admit to not liking the pencils) but I think I'm most annoyed that we get yet another adaption of the same story (and it was a story I liked) instead of following up on the plot thread left dangling at the end of the series/book. This just seems like a blatant cash grab to me, a cash grab with talent behind it, but I'd have rather seen something new.
Apr. 29th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
the BBC version established the look, but it wasn't the look Neil wanted; Hunter was supposed to look more like a high-class hooker than a warrior. Plus there were limitations like Harrods refusing permisison to film the night market in the food hall. So I'll be interested to see another stab at the look. On the gripping hand, Neil has been a bit n'wared out himself; he said last time I interviewed him he'd probably not script a comic version himself because he's written it enough now.
Apr. 30th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
I can understand that the BBC's version wasn't exactly what Neil wanted (I doubt the Beast was supposed to look like a shaggy cow), but (and I honestly liked the book and show) I don't know that we need a comic adaption of a story I've already seen twice (and there were rumours of a large screen version, maybe you can tell me if those are still valid).

It's just that the project looks very 80's DC/Vertigo, right down to the rather non-attractive colouring they've chosen. It's a purely subjective opinion, but I just don't care for the looks of the characters, Door especially.

I wish the poject looked a bit sharper is all, or that if DC wanted to cash in on Neil's name (I think they've finally run out of Sandman bit players to mine) than I'd have much rather seen a new story based on the setting than a rehash of old ground.

Ah, well, different strokes and all that.
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