Artemis Fowl : The Graphic Novel Paperback
by Eoin Colfer
Part of the Artemis Fowl Graphic Novels series
This adaptation of his genre-busting, award-winning novel Artemis Fowl has been a labour of love for lifelong graphic novel fan Eoin Colfer, and Andrew Donkin.
Art by Giovanni Rigano and colour by Paolo Lamanna. Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant criminal mastermind.
But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit.
These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they're dangerous. Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/10/2007
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780141322964
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reviews.
Review by wyvernfriend
Artemis Fowl is a genius, but coming from a criminal family he's going to use that genius for illicit reasons. His curiosity leads him to find a book of the Faerie and he sets about translating it for his own uses.It's an adaptation of the book and it shortens the story but it retains much of the essential components of the story. It's not as detailed but it's not a bad version.
Review by pdxwoman
3 Stars: Read once (&/or) recommend selectively. A decent read or a “have to read staple”. It would probably appeal to people interested in the genre or topic.Middling artistic merit; middling adaptation of the text. Huge and inexcusable liberties take with character appearance. Butler looks like nothing short of a blond haired mutant, with his tiny, and very much not "Eurasian", head on a 24" neck. The artwork is too dark (in color, not content) to clearly distinguish features. Foaly is drawn as if the artist thought a centaur was part lion (or some strange Dr Seuss creature). I liked the use of pages from someone's background files on the characters; it was a creative way to cover material that would have bogged down the story. However, the dialog and text, in general, wasn't impressive.
Review by TeenBookReviews
I have read the novel version and really enjoyed that, but the graphic novel offers a whole new dimension. I really enjoyed this graphic novel.
Review by pkonkol
The art in this book is fantastic. The storyline is highly original and inventive, with new takes on fairys, goblins, and dwarves. Even though this is a graphic novel, it deserves a close read because of the shrewd plottings of Artemis - I still don't really understand how he escaped the time block!
Review by erambeau77
Loved the original, Artemis Fowl series. The fact that they made it in to a graphic novel just made it better. I loved the wonderfully drawn pictures that accompnaied the story.