From Hell-Jack the Ripper graphic novel review | You're listening nowFrom hell, a graphic novel authored by Alan Moore and designed by Eddie Campbell, details the identity, motives and actions of the infamous Jack The Ripper killer of the late Victorian era. The most obvious thing that strikes you is the fact that it is, indeed, a graphic novel with pages cut up into illustrated tiles complete with speech bubbles etc. A couple of pages in it was clear, very clear actually, that this was not some half-ass comic a wash-up writer had conjured up in a couple of weeks. The premise of the novel is fascinating. Starting just before the Ripper murders that happened in autumn , the book gives us a whole host of characters to play with. Some are the future detectives of our case. Others play the part of the victim.
From Hell-Jack the Ripper graphic novel review
Lakata, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor. Colored with scattered red lines to resemble the sky connecting to the bright red city of London. The interior pages are black and white and filled with bold imagery. The faint of heart should be warned, as this mature content serves a purpose to express the gravity of the times and murders of London, Facial expressions, softly lit nights, and an unordered sequence of events build tension for the reader, leading to blood-spattered murder scenes. From Hell is crafted as historical fiction and reads like the mystery has never been such, which begs to question - where does fact meet fiction? Moore, the writer, and Campbell, the artist, create a world built on quotes from the past, Masonic lore, one ultimate conspiracy theory, and a detailed depiction of those horrifying events still known to this day.
I thought the book started out great. The images have a decidedly scratchy, cluttered feel to them, the inky darkness from the fog and lack of street lighting perfectly conveyed, whereas the wealthier areas are drawn as crisp, clean, pretty and bright. The plight of the poverty-stricken prostitutes fending off gangs alongside sexist Masonic rhetoric was also very poignant. I loved the women in this novel. I thought that Mary Kelly, Liz Stride et al were all given the prominence and agency they deserve by Alan Moore, instead of being treated like the faceless victims they seem to have become.
From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell , originally published in serial form from to The full collection was published in by Top Shelf Productions. Set during the Whitechapel murders of the late Victorian era , the novel speculates upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The novel depicts several true events surrounding the murders, although portions have been fictionalised, particularly the identity of the killer and the precise nature and circumstances of the murders. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" letter , which some authorities believe was an authentic message sent from the killer in The collected edition is pages long. The and later editions are the most common prints.
While a work of fiction, this book includes a greatly expanded and detailed Appendix with factual notations as well as educated speculation from the author for each chapter and a period map of London giving the reader much food. While a work of fiction, this book includes a greatly expanded and detailed Appendix with factual notations as well as educated speculation from the author for each chapter and a period map of London giving the reader much food for thought. Visually morbid and x-rated illustrations of various sexual acts including autopsies and dissections are pictured throughout the story. Bang-tails whores Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.