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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) COMICS
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 11:55:27 

On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Doug Eigsti wrote:

> 	I can recommend the three SHADOW comics. The artwork is the best at
> representing the feel of the book; better than any of the book covers I
> have seen. And the Maitz covers are my favorite, as covers. These comics do
> more than grab the eye of the bookstore browser trying to judge by the
> cover. They have an odd quality that I found appropriate to Severian's
> tale. If I am not mistaken, Gene Wolfe did the adaptation. Of course the
> text is abridged. But the essentials to the story are still there. You will
> be disappointed however, disappointed that there are only three issues and
> they only take you part way into SHADOW. I would have liked to see the
> completed series. Well worth twice the price just to see some of the scenes
> illustrated.

If the comics are written by Wolfe, it seems that it would be extremely
interesting to find out what he considered "the essentials to the story."

I'd love to see someone who has the comics post an analysis of what they
include and what they leave out (assuming, that is, that Wolfe did the


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