Pride and Prejudice comic book adaptation sneak peek!

Marvel's posted the first five pages, and, in a word, HOLY MOLY.

I'm sorry to say this, but Mrs. Bennet looks like a drag queen and the five sisters look like the Pussycat Dolls. They did so well with the cover (above), but things are looking grim, dear readers....
Posted by: Julianka


04 Mar, 2009 10:35 PM @ version 0

Those look terrible! I've seen the Wizard of Oz comics, and they look so cute! What happened?

05 Mar, 2009 05:09 AM @ version 0

People think I'm being flippant when I say this, but I'm not--Marvel has three modes for drawing female characters: old lady, sweet little moppet, and supervixen. It's a one-size-fits-all system.

07 Mar, 2009 08:53 AM @ version 0

This is pretty terrifying, but I love the ridiculous look on Lydia's face on page two. What is with Darcy's lips in the last panel? The coloring is nice, but I have to agree that the Marvel house style is not suited for a story full of women. I wonder what audience they are trying to attract?

08 Mar, 2009 02:20 AM @ version 0

Well, based on the cover, I'd say they were trying to attract the same Austen fans who enjoy funky updates of her novels (like Clueless). But I have NO IDEA who might like a story with that interior artwork.

Unless you count people who want a Cliff Notes-with-pictures type of deal to get out of a teacher-assigned read of P&P, of course!

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