Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice is a comic book! Now available for a limited time, you can purchase all five (5) issues of Marvel’s comic adaptation online and shipped right to your door!
Here's the scoop from Marvel:
Marvel is proud to announce two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and fan-favorite Hugo Petras faithful adaptation of the whimsical tale of Lizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. All orders must be placed by March 9th, 2009.
Faithfully adapted from the adored Jane Austen classic the whimsical tale of Lizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off her five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness?
A note from the writer/adapter Nancy Butler:
This is one of Marvel's first attempts to woo a mostly female readership, and if all goes well, you might be looking forward to more romance-driven Marvel Illustrated books. The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, Jane Eyre, The Curse of Capistrano (Zorro) and Phantom of the Opera have all been discussed as possibilities. And, of course, other books in the Austen canon, as well. So if you'd like to see more romantic classics done as illustrated comics, please give Pride and Prejudice a try.
It sounds like fun. Hey, doesn’t the Lizzy Bennet on the cover look like a certain actress? We have our opinion, but want to hear yours. Here’s one hint. She was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal her in 2005.
Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose