Author: Steig Larsson & others
Genre: Comics & Manga, GLBT, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Publication Date: November 13, 2012
Source: Edelweiss review preview copy
Summary: DC Comics/Vertigo will publish the official graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” starting in Fall 2012 with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, the international publishing phenomenon. Each book in the “Millennium Trilogy” will be adapted in two hardcover graphic novel volumes.Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
☆: 4/5 – a fabulous adaptation of the original book!
Review: Thanks to DC Comics and Edelweiss, I was able to read the preview (the first 24 pages/first issue?) of this adaptation. It’s fabulous! The art nails everyone dead on, and the actual adaptation of the text from the book is pretty much the exact same thing. I loved this. I want more.
Hardcore “Millennium” fans are going to love this version of the story – I guarantee it just based on this preview alone. Any issues you might have had with the films (both the original Swedish version and the US remake) most likely have been rectified here.
Short review is short because this is only a preview, but hot damn am I excited to read the entire first volume. Real review coming soon, after publication.