30 review for Wolf in Shadow: Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Reads like a cross between the Dark Tower series and a Jack Chick tract...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    A graphic novel adaption (obviously) of the first book of David Gemmell's Jon Shannow series. Three hundred years into the future, after a great flood wiped out civilisation as we know it, the gunslinger Jon Shannow travels the lands in search of lost Jerusalem. Encountering farmers, settlers, mystics and cannibals, Shannow sets himself in opposition to the Hellborn and their sinister leader Abaddon. There's lots of intriguing elements at play here, be it the post-apocalyptic gunslinger story or A graphic novel adaption (obviously) of the first book of David Gemmell's Jon Shannow series. Three hundred years into the future, after a great flood wiped out civilisation as we know it, the gunslinger Jon Shannow travels the lands in search of lost Jerusalem. Encountering farmers, settlers, mystics and cannibals, Shannow sets himself in opposition to the Hellborn and their sinister leader Abaddon. There's lots of intriguing elements at play here, be it the post-apocalyptic gunslinger story or the magical powers which have arisen thanks to ancient secrets unearthed from Atlantis. There's also a large cast of characters to get to grips with, who all seem to have engaging stories to tell. The problem is that none of these elements get the development or explanation needed to fully and satisfyingly flesh them out. There's simply too much going on and not enough time to explore it all in any detail. Put simply, this is a graphic novel adaption that just doesn't work. I've not read the original novel, but I know Gemmell's work well and you can tell how much more there is to this story that just can't be put across in graphic novel format. So, lots of interesting but undeveloped elements which just leave you with the overall feeling that you probably should have just read the full-length novel instead. * More reviews here: https://fsfh-book-review2.webnode.com/ *

  3. 5 out of 5

    John Somers

    11/20.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    It is always the worry that when I pick up a graphic novel of an established story I will form an unfair or unrealistic opinion about it. Now I did enjoy this book and no I have not read the novel (I have the trilogy ready to go) but I do know a little about the storyline (helps when you have a friend who rates this as one of their all time greatest books) but I do get the feeling that a lot of the world and the events that happened prior to the story are filled in or at least fleshed out in the It is always the worry that when I pick up a graphic novel of an established story I will form an unfair or unrealistic opinion about it. Now I did enjoy this book and no I have not read the novel (I have the trilogy ready to go) but I do know a little about the storyline (helps when you have a friend who rates this as one of their all time greatest books) but I do get the feeling that a lot of the world and the events that happened prior to the story are filled in or at least fleshed out in the novel. This graphic novel though a good read did skip over a lot of the smaller details that made this world what it is. Hints of a world changing cataclysm, possibly celestial bodies crashing to earth and many familar items now out of place or context. There is a lot here that I feel I need to explore more about - now I know the books are there but if I didn't know about them would I feel as satisfied with this book as I do now?

  5. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    I didn't really 'get' the story in the graphic novel. Maybe if I'd read the original novel by David Gemmell it would have made more sense. The artwork is very well done but the storyline is a bit 'all over the place' (is this set in the future? the Wild West? Is it fantasy?) and the characters are quite formulaic (wandering good guy, reformed bad guy, damsel in distress, undeserved hero). I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and think that it's just a novel that doesn't cross into a gra I didn't really 'get' the story in the graphic novel. Maybe if I'd read the original novel by David Gemmell it would have made more sense. The artwork is very well done but the storyline is a bit 'all over the place' (is this set in the future? the Wild West? Is it fantasy?) and the characters are quite formulaic (wandering good guy, reformed bad guy, damsel in distress, undeserved hero). I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and think that it's just a novel that doesn't cross into a graphic novel very well.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carl

  7. 5 out of 5

    Paul David Brown

  8. 5 out of 5

    M

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bundy

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lynette

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emmanuel

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  13. 4 out of 5

    Liliana's Chains

  14. 5 out of 5

    Henk Nurmohamed

  15. 4 out of 5

    Steven Askew

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kris

  17. 5 out of 5

    John Kennedy

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alexander J

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gareth Middleton

  20. 4 out of 5

    Richard Powls

  21. 5 out of 5

    P Mullane

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rav Kaler

  23. 4 out of 5

    Peter

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jessie

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mog Saf

  26. 4 out of 5

    Adam

  27. 4 out of 5

    Damian Hennessy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Carson Mac

  29. 4 out of 5

    Цветан Толев

  30. 4 out of 5

    John Smith

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