I have always been a fan of Edgar Allan Poe. When I ran across this book I was a little leary about buying it. This book is in graphic/comic book form but it is some of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest short stories. The stories have been adapted by other authors to fit the comic book format. The artists did a wonderful job of creating the graphics foor the stories. Each story was adapted and drawn by a different auther and artist.
The stories included are The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, TheFacts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Black Cat, The Oval Portrait, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, and an Edgar Allan Poe Biography. The book is very short. Only 119 pages. I was able to have it read in about an hours time.
The only thing I really didn't like all that much about the book is the adaptaions of some of the stories. These are classic Poe stories and I feel they stand on their own and many of the stories in this book were given a modern feel to them. Some even a sci-fi/in the future time line. I think the stories would have transformedinto comic book form just as well if they kept to the original Poe time frame.