Title: The Phantom of the Opera Graphic Novel
Author: Varga Tomi
Genre & Tags: Graphic Novel, Comic, Horror, Gothic, Retelling
Release Date: October 20th 2020
Synopsis: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the iconic gothic romance, is retold with all the spectacle its legend demands in this devoted graphic novel adaptation that marries stunning artwork with Gaston Leroux’s haunting prose.
Everyone has heard the whispered tales of the phantom who lives beneath the opera house, the mysterious trickster behind all the little mishaps and lost things. But no one has ever seen the monster . . . until now. When the promise of blossoming love lures him out from his intricately constructed hideaways in the labyrinthine building’s walls and cellars, a hideously disfigured artist trains the lovely Christine to be the opera’s next star for a steep price. Does she choose her newfound success or her beloved Count Raoul? This doomed love triangle threatens to combust when a tragic death, a series of betrayals, and increasingly dangerous accidents cast the players of The Palais Garnier into a heart-wrenching horror story that will echo through the ages.
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My Rating: ★★★★☆
My Review: A pretty faithful graphic novel adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s early 20th century novel. It runs through the story pretty quickly but the artwork is simply stunning. The depictions of the opera house are especially beautiful and I love the crypt creeperesque portrayal of the phantom.
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