The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and the Light Fantastic Hardback
Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants, who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle.
The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own - but also very different.
That is the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, which now celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The Discworld Graphic Novels presents the very first two volumes of this much-loved series in graphic novel form.
First published fifteen years ago, these fully illustrated versions are now issued for the first time in hardback.
Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly - portentously - its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard.Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, full colour throughout
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/06/2008
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780385614276
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Review by craso
These two graphic novels were created from the first two novels in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. In the first story, "The Colour of Magic", we are introduced to Discworld, a disc on the back of four elephants who are on the back of a giant turtle floating through space. Twoflowers, the first tourist on this world, and the cowardly wizard Rincewind travel around Discworld meeting heroes, villains, dragons and beautiful scantily clad women. They bounce around from one misadventure to the next. Just when you think they will never get out of the mess they are in, the next story "The Light Fantastic" begins. In this tale, the better of the two, Discworld is heading towards a red star. The wizards at Unseen University believe that if the eight spells in the "octavo", a glowing octavo size book, are read the world will be saved. They can't read the spells until they find Rincewind, because one of the spells is stuck in his head. So back the travelers go to Ankh-Morpork as they meet more high fantasy types, with humorous consequences.I enjoyed these graphic novels. The artwork was good and the tales were fun. These stories satirize "Conan the barbarian" type fantasy novels with a stupid loin cloth clad hunk in the first story and a toothless elderly hero in the second. Having a bespeckled asian tourist in a Hawaiian shirt guide the reader through this high fantasy landscape, with a wizard that can't cast spells and luggage with feet, is hilarious.