Review: The Graveyard Book: Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman and PC Russell

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1 - Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell

Fills in Grave/Graveyard square on Halloween Bingo.

 

The graphic novels are an adaption of Gaiman's novel by the same name. Volume 1 covers chapter one through the interlude; volume 2 covers chapter six to the end of the story. I only read Volume 1, but I felt it contained enough story to feel satisfied. Each chapter is illustrated by a different artist, so the art ranged in terms of quality. I liked Kevin Nowlan's work the best (chapter 1) and really didn't like Tony Harris and Scott Hampton's work (chapter three). Because of the different illustrators, Bod never looked the same throughout the story. I could have done without seeing a child. sleeping in her bed, with her throat cut and bleeding.

 

As far as the story goes, I wasn't invested much in any of the characters or the storyline. They were fun adventures (I liked chapter 3, the Hounds of God, the best) but nothing really spooky or horror to speak of (except for the killing of Bod's family). Reading the graphic novel meant that I got a very shallow look at the characters. 2.5 stars.