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Treasure Island [Graphic Novel - Marvel Illustrated]

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"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest - Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum " With this sinister snatch of piratical song echoing along the English coast, the mysterious Billy Bones ushers young Jim Hawkins into an undreamed-of world of danger and adventure on the far-flung, mist-shrouded Treasure Island. And over it all looms the towering shadow of the most famous corsair of them "Fifteen men on the dead man's chest - Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum " With this sinister snatch of piratical song echoing along the English coast, the mysterious Billy Bones ushers young Jim Hawkins into an undreamed-of world of danger and adventure on the far-flung, mist-shrouded Treasure Island. And over it all looms the towering shadow of the most famous corsair of them all - the ever-scheming, intriguing, and enigmatic Long John Silver Robert Louis Stevenson's novel of 18th-century buccaneers in search of a buried fortune in gold and jewels has thrilled and entertained readers for more than a century. It resounds with names that have become bywords for non-stop high adventure: the pirates Billy Bones and Ben Gunn and Silver himself, Treasure Island and Skeleton Island and Spy-glass Peak, and the ominous "black spot" that foretells a violent death And the excitement is all here, in words and pictures of vibrant color - skillfully adapted by award-winning writer Roy Thomas and artist Mario Gully. Collects Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1-6.


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"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest - Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum " With this sinister snatch of piratical song echoing along the English coast, the mysterious Billy Bones ushers young Jim Hawkins into an undreamed-of world of danger and adventure on the far-flung, mist-shrouded Treasure Island. And over it all looms the towering shadow of the most famous corsair of them "Fifteen men on the dead man's chest - Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum " With this sinister snatch of piratical song echoing along the English coast, the mysterious Billy Bones ushers young Jim Hawkins into an undreamed-of world of danger and adventure on the far-flung, mist-shrouded Treasure Island. And over it all looms the towering shadow of the most famous corsair of them all - the ever-scheming, intriguing, and enigmatic Long John Silver Robert Louis Stevenson's novel of 18th-century buccaneers in search of a buried fortune in gold and jewels has thrilled and entertained readers for more than a century. It resounds with names that have become bywords for non-stop high adventure: the pirates Billy Bones and Ben Gunn and Silver himself, Treasure Island and Skeleton Island and Spy-glass Peak, and the ominous "black spot" that foretells a violent death And the excitement is all here, in words and pictures of vibrant color - skillfully adapted by award-winning writer Roy Thomas and artist Mario Gully. Collects Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1-6.

30 review for Treasure Island [Graphic Novel - Marvel Illustrated]

  1. 4 out of 5

    Eric Oppen

    This adaptation of the classic novel to graphic-novel form was well-scripted, but the choice of artist was unfortunate. I could draw better ships than he does, and I also know that in the 1740s when this is set, "respectable" men did not wear facial hair. If the artist had put some time in learning to draw realistic-looking ships, and finding out how people really dressed and groomed themselves at the time, it'd have been a lot better. It'd still be a reasonably good intro to the novel for someo This adaptation of the classic novel to graphic-novel form was well-scripted, but the choice of artist was unfortunate. I could draw better ships than he does, and I also know that in the 1740s when this is set, "respectable" men did not wear facial hair. If the artist had put some time in learning to draw realistic-looking ships, and finding out how people really dressed and groomed themselves at the time, it'd have been a lot better. It'd still be a reasonably good intro to the novel for someone a little too young for the book itself, but it could have been so much better.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paul Weiss

    "YO, HO, HO and a bottle of rum!" A passable graphic adaptation of a stellar classic, young-adult, adventure novel. A minor criticism ... sometimes the flow of panels crosses two open pages and sometimes it doesn't. On any given page, it's tough to know which way the artist chose to go. The suggestion, of course, is to pick one and stick with it! Paul Weiss "YO, HO, HO and a bottle of rum!" A passable graphic adaptation of a stellar classic, young-adult, adventure novel. A minor criticism ... sometimes the flow of panels crosses two open pages and sometimes it doesn't. On any given page, it's tough to know which way the artist chose to go. The suggestion, of course, is to pick one and stick with it! Paul Weiss

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bradly

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was ok. But I really liked the authors tone when the pirates would get mad. The way the author wrote made them sound very piraty. I didn’t like how Billy Bones died at the beginning. If he lived he would have been one of the best characters. This honestly barely counts as a character but the parrot is my favorite. Also I was mad when Jim’s dad died, just because of Billy. Another character named Long John Silver has a restaurant named after him. They sell fish. In the book Long John Si This book was ok. But I really liked the authors tone when the pirates would get mad. The way the author wrote made them sound very piraty. I didn’t like how Billy Bones died at the beginning. If he lived he would have been one of the best characters. This honestly barely counts as a character but the parrot is my favorite. Also I was mad when Jim’s dad died, just because of Billy. Another character named Long John Silver has a restaurant named after him. They sell fish. In the book Long John Silver is a cook and he is a very nice person. Who ever reads this book will have a good time.

  4. 5 out of 5

    emyrose8

    A great graphic novel edition of the classic book. Roy Thomas accurately condensed the original tale into graphic novel form and includes an interesting note in the beginning telling some of the stories behind his tweaks. This particular version is the entire story (there are others separated into smaller volumes). Notes- some bloody violence and a few busty women

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Good illustrations. Nice little action story, very bare bones and appropriate for early elementary schoolers. (Might be a little bit complicated for preschoolers.) The main character does kill someone, but the death occurs off page.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Obed

    A good way to illustrate the original Treasure Island book. It has the same key ideas and components but leaves out unnecessary things that don’t do much for the story. I would prefer it to go a little more into detail at times but I definitely recommend it if you plan on reading it with children.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Paul Graham Terpstra

    Cool graphic novel adaptation. Great to see the original novel bought to life with these illustrations.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nivi Engineer

    Hadn't read the original so it's hard to say how good this version is relative to that. But the illustrations are good and the story flows well, if that counts for anything. Hadn't read the original so it's hard to say how good this version is relative to that. But the illustrations are good and the story flows well, if that counts for anything.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Maganza

    I needed to read a graphic novel for a reading challenge. Lots of double crossing and changing sides. Maybe I'll read the real one some day. I needed to read a graphic novel for a reading challenge. Lots of double crossing and changing sides. Maybe I'll read the real one some day.

  10. 4 out of 5

    James

    A well-done adaptation of the novel. "For thirty years, I've sailed the seas, and I never seen good come o' goodness yet." A well-done adaptation of the novel. "For thirty years, I've sailed the seas, and I never seen good come o' goodness yet."

  11. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Oh, I loved this book when I read the original version years ago, and this graphic novel did it justice. I just absolutely loved the illustrations (especially all the pirates! Long John was just as I imagined him, and the battle scars on others were very well rendered). The adapter did a wonderful job keeping the voice and tone and suspense! The book itself is a pretty quick read, but for anyone who needs an even quicker version, or who loves comics and pirates, I would highly recommend this!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mayank Agarwal

    I picked up the comic as it was based on Treasury Island, a book I have heard a lot about but had not had the chance to read. The graphic novel is a quick read, the story is well paced and the suspense keeps you guessing on what’s going to happen till the end. The illustrations done up pretty nicely. Although felt the book is targeted at kids with the way they keep things light for a pirate book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Young

    A great interplay of characters takes place in this story. Liked this rendition of Treasure Island a lot.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jefferson

    Treasure Island is a thrilling story, but this is a pretty mediocre adaptation. Not bad, just uninspired, and serviceable if you don't have the time or inclination to read the original novel. Treasure Island is a thrilling story, but this is a pretty mediocre adaptation. Not bad, just uninspired, and serviceable if you don't have the time or inclination to read the original novel.

  15. 4 out of 5

    K

    Decent art but everything is dark and blends together, the characters get lost in the scenery and the story .

  16. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Very cool version of Treasure Island. Loved the illustrations!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    This was cool to read. I loved the original book but to see it drawn out was quite intriguing.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Glen Farrelly

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jason Schmidt

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kebee

  21. 5 out of 5

    Morné

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shane Cornell

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jonica

  24. 5 out of 5

    bee 🐝

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mehedi Sarwar

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nóinín

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amity Stevenson

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mike Aragona

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

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