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Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Volume 2 (v. 2) Paperback

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Product Details

  • Series: Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (March 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593074948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593074944
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,856,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of Ellison's major appeals is that he is able to capture so much of his never-ending imagination, his "dream corridor," into well-told tales. This collection of comics, as well as two illustrated prose stories, takes that appeal one step further, adapting some of Ellison's best stories into short and sweet comics. The book is overflowing with top talent, including writers Mark Waid (Kingdom Come), Gerard Jones (Men of Tomorrow) and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night). The art is equally strong: Steve Rude touches on the same epic science fiction look that he used for Nexus in "The Discarded." Richard Corben reteams with Jan Strnad for the gritty "The Man on the Juice Wagon." All the stories are introduced by Ellison, who finds himself in strange situations drawn with great humor by Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze). The strongest story is "One Life, Furnished in Poverty," adapted by Strnad and Paul Chadwick (Concrete). With only the smallest fantasy conceit, it's a sad and touching story with semiautobiographical touches. These comics adaptations add proof that Ellison isn't just a great fantasist but one of America's premiere short story writers (Mar.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paige Turner on August 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
Dream Corridor Vol 2 is a collection of Harlan Ellison's short stories in comic format. This is a real gem! Each story is drawn, inked and interpreted by different superstars of the comic scene. The interstitials with Harlan Ellison introducing each story are also entertaining and very well-drawn.

Harlan Ellison is a fan of the comics medium, and it shows here in his painstaking effort to create quality versions of his stories. Some of the short stories are more interesting than others, but all of them challenge your mind. The artwork from story to story is totally different, yet uniformly good.

This is one part "The Twilight Zone" one part classic sci-fi short story, and one part great artwork. Comics fans, take a break from the masked heroes and get this book. Serious sci-fi readers, open your mind and read some great short stories in a graphic novel format. Neither reader will be disappointed.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Warfield on March 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm a big fan of quite a bit of Ellison's works, his short stories in particular. Why it took me so long to discover him, seeing as how he was really in his prime before I was old enough to read is beyond me. However, now that I've discovered what a fantastic writer he was/is I've been doing my best to catch up with those bits that may be scattered here and there that I haven't read.

...which is what made my reading of 'Deam Corridor 2' somewhat of a letdown, as - with two exceptions - I had read all the stories in their original Ellison prose. The translation of just about all the stories into a more visual form felt quite forced, and many of the stories suffered greatly for this. Had I not read them in the first place the stories wouldn't have come across as quite so inept, but with the comparison to the original available it became obvious that many of the translations weren't up to snuff.

The remaining two stories - the ones that were based on illustrations and which Ellison wrote especially for the 'Dream Corridor' publication - weren't very memorable.

While I don't think that the works presented in any way tarnished my impression of the original stories, I do wish that the adaptation into a different milieu had worked a little better.
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