One Mad Dog

[Fafhrd And The Gray Mouser] – (Howard Chaykin, Mike Mignola)
May 6, 2010, 2:43 am
Filed under: 7 stars, Howard Chaykin, Mike Mignola

This book has the same look and feel as BPRD/Hellboy and is printed on the same satisfyingly high quality paper stock. It is a collection of adaptations of Fritz Leiber stories that were adapted into Graphic novel form by Howard Chaykin then re-issued some time later with artwork re-imagined by Mike Mignola.  Mike Mignola’s artwork is excellent and really fits the stories well. Even in his pre “Hellboy” days he had a unique style which definitely adds to the character and enjoyment of this Graphic Novel.

The stories have their own particular quirky style that for some bizarre reason they remind me of Oscar Wilde. I enjoyed all of the chapters but the second story where they basically traveled round the land seemed a little disjointed and confusing. The Dialogues between Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are often quite strange but at the same time intriguing. It is not your average sword and sorcery book and it is just different enough to stand out from other stuff in this genre. Well worth a read. [ISBN-13: 978-1593077136]. 7/10.

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