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Siegfried Volume 1 Hardcover – June 13, 2012
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If you're here, you're probably here because you know Wagner's Ring cycle. If that's the case, then here's my recommendation:
If you're looking for a creative adaptation combining bits of the Norse mythology, bits of Wagner's adaptation, and bits of creative license, then this is worth your money.
If you're looking for a blow-by-blow adaptation of the operas, then I recommend P. Craig Russell's adaptation, which is practically a transcription from Wagner's stage directions.
Alex Alice adds flourishes that couldn't possibly make sense in a stage version and are perhaps a little too specific and personable for Norse myth. In this, Siegfried, neglected by Mime, is partially raised as the friend of a family of wolves. This idea adds a lot of life to the story, as well as a stunning - and wordless - touch of darkness.
Speaking of wordless, that's another interesting and wonderful thing about this book - there is no narration. The pictures tell the stories, and believe me, they do more than enough.
So if you like what I said here... well, buy it!
Story-wise I think it's nicely paced, with interesting layouts, and even if you're unfamiliar with Wagner's Ring saga you won't be left confused about who's who and what's what. All the characters have appealing designs, and did I mention how gorgeous the art is? Well, it's gorgeous. The second volume can't come soon enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The production value of this book is through the roof – very beautiful graphic art, beautifully published (which is not a given nowadays, with the demise of proper “offset”... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Y. Teperman
There are so few words I have that can do this book justice - It's pure and utter beauty! Interesting story that sparks the imagination and feels as though you are watching a film. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nicole S. Dubois
This book took me on a journey. I didn't feel like I was reading at all. I felt as though I was dreaming a high quality animated movie. Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by G. Klingman
Alex Alice should make the movie already. Open a kickstarter dude.... the book is great, the story is perfect and it relates perfectly to the original Saga of Siegfried.Published on August 30, 2013 by CorbeauBlanc
Great art, though short story. Should wait to issue a longer compilation with more content. Would still highly recommend it though.Published on August 12, 2013 by Pedro M. Morales Gomez
Get this book. It's a great escapism if you're into fantasy stories about long ago, about the mythical gods and stuff in that nature. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by LORD OF THE FLIES
The art work is amazing and the story telling is solid. The only problem is that half the book is a "behind the scenes" section. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Robert M
The art and story-telling are great in the first portion of the book. The second half is dedicated to the author's passion for the content, his influences, and background about how... Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Adam B Nelson
I had heard about this through the animated Siegfried trailer (which will hopefully be made as it looks magnificent) and picked up the English version right away. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by MarBar