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Graphic Classics Volume 6: Ambrose Bierce (Graphic Classics (Eureka)) Paperback – September 14, 2003

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The artwork is sensational, some of it beautiful, and all of it clever. -- Don Swain, The Ambrose Bierce Site

…engrossing collection from one of America's greatest writers of the past illustrated by some of America's top artists of today. -- J.L. Comeau, The Tomb of Dark Delights

…rousing and impressive anthology of the illustrated stories by Ambrose Bierce, tales of war, satire, the occult, and more. -- James Cox, Midwest Book Review

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Graphic Classics: Ambrose Bierce presents stories of war, humor, horror and politics by a master of short fiction. It features Bierce’s most famous story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", superbly illustrated by British artist John Coulthart. Plus "An Imperfect Conflagration", "Oil of Dog", "Moxon’s Master" and six other stories. Also excerpts from "The Devil’s Dictionary", and a collection of 29 short pieces titled "Bierce’s Fables". A stunning 45 artists and writers contributed to the book, including S.T. Joshi, Mort Castle, Rick Geary, Skip Williamson, Shary Flenniken, Leslie Murray and Gahan Wilson.
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Product Details

  • Series: Graphic Classics (Eureka) (Book 6)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Eureka Productions (September 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971246467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971246461
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,386,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A. Ross HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 4, 2004
I'm a big fan of graphic storytelling and a big fan of Bierce, but not a particularly big fan of this volume. This is the first of the "Graphic Classics" series I've come across, and I like the concept of harnessing a wide range of underground cartooning talent in the service of great literature of the past. This showcase for Bierce begins promisingly enough, with a well-written biographical introduction by S.T. Joshi, supported by a cartoony four pages about Bierce's legendary disappearance. This is followed by John Coulhart's lovely ten page adaptation of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", a story widely read in American high schools.

Alas, from here on, it's a much more mixed bag. A forgettably sketched five page adaptation of "The Race at Left Bower" is followed by six pages of entries from "The Devil's Dictionary" which are broken up with lame graphics from greeting card illustrator Leslie Murray. "An Imperfect Conflagration" is a great story, but Rich Geary's eleven pages of panels doesn't quite do it justice. Conversely, "The Stranger" is only a so-so story, but Mark Nelson's seven pages of stark, high-contrast art gives it some real atmosphere. Francesca Ghermandi brings a European sensibility to the grave robber story "One Summer Night", but it doesn't really work. "Moxon's Master" is the longest read, with some ten text-heavy pages with one or two inset illustrations per page. These are by Stanley Shaw, and while they're nice in a mid-'90s comic book style, there's not a whole lot in the text for him to work with.

Next are a bunch of Bierce's "Fables"--29 spread out over 36 pages of wildly varying style and quality. These encompass artists from the US, Canada, England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Australia.
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Of all the Graphic Classics series that I have read, Ambrose Bierce is the author that I am least familiar with. I knew him as the author of "The Devil's Dictionary," and I knew the story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" although I did not know he was the author. In fact, I knew it mainly as an episode of "The Twilight Zone." With this in mind, it was one of the most exciting volumes to explore, as I was discovering the author and his writings for the first time, through the Graphic Classics vehicle.

First off, the very cool cover was definitely a lure for this lesser-known author. Satan sipping blood cocktails and going over the latest entries in his dictionary was just too good to pass up. Due to the short nature of Bierce's stories, there is a much wider variety of styles and interpretations inside the book. It is almost too much to take in one sitting, and I found myself reading a story here and there instead of straight through. With so much variation, not everything is going to please, but overall I was completely entertained by the author and the artists.

This volume contains:

"The Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce" - A nice biographical piece. Even more interesting as I knew nothing of the story and little of Ambrose Bierce himself.

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" - An excellent adaptation of his most-famous story, using what looks like computer graphics. Very shadowy and with a nice feel.

"The Race at Left Bower" - A funny little bit, with amusing illustrations.

"The Devil's Dictionary" - A selection of entries from the cynical author, juxtaposed with Leslie Murray's own cynical brand of humor. Very nicely done.
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Graphic Classics is a rousing and impressive anthology of the illustrated stories by Ambrose Bierce, tales of war, satire, the occult, and more. Bringing together contributions from a very wide variety of artists, Graphic Classics features sharp wit, biting insight, and a vast range of illustrative styles. Enhanced with an Introduction by S. T. Joshi, Graphic Classics is very highly recommended for graphic novel enthusiasts, and a "must read" for the legions of fans of the literary legacy of Ambrose Bierce.
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