20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Dan Rafter

20,000 LeaguesThis is from the same Indian company that did Three Men in a Boat and are slowly hoovering up all the Western World’s public domain literature.

It is an illustrated book rather than proper graphic novel so most pages are sprinkled with narration boxes and there are plenty of thought balloons for internal monologues. It does remain faithful to the story and there is a balance between action adventure and the character study of the original misanthrope (Captain Nemo).

The art is enthusiastic and garishly vivid. The drawings are quite rough but all the backgrounds are detailed and the vibrant colours do most of the work.

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