Christmas Classics: Graphic Classics Volume 19 (2010) – By Jason S. Lockard

I recently discovered the Graphic Classics company and I have to say I have been highly impressed by what I have seen so far! I got the extreme pleasure of getting to read some classic Christmas stories in comic form with this release.

Volume 19 is a collection of seven short stories and poems. The first story is A Christmas carol was adapted by Alex Burrows and illustrated by Micah Farritor. When you read this story you feel like your right there in 1843 London. Than we get a Christmas mystery with Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic character Sherlock Holmes steps into the comics with “The blue carbuncle”. This tale was adapted by Rich Rainey with illustration by Hunt Emerson and colors and letters by Tont McGee. This illustration makes this tale a little more light-hearted. O Henry’s A Chaparral’s Christmas Gift is up next and was adapted by Tom Pomplin and illustrated by Cynthia Martin. I am not usually a fan of westerns in any way, but I have to say this one shocked me and was a really great story.

The other stories in this collection include; Clement C. Moore’s classic poem “A visit from St. Nicholas” illustrated by Florence Cestac. Willa Cather’s The stragedy of the werewolf dog; adapted by Tom Pomplun and illustrated by Evert Geradts. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s A luckless Santa Claus; adapted by Tom Pomplun and illustrated by Simon Gane. Than finally Fitz-James O’Brien’s The Wondersmith; adapted by Tom Pomplun and illustrated by Rick Geary with color by Benjamin Wright.

The book is glossy and gorgeous! It is 144 pages of full color holiday stories that you will enjoy each year. I know reading this book each Christmas is going to become part of my Christmas tradition. I highly recommend this book for fans of Christmas or classic stories.

If you would like to get a copy of this awesome book or learn more about Graphic Classic releases. Head over to www.GraphicClassics.com today. Pick up a copy of this or any of their releases. You won’t be disappointed.

Moral Rating: mild violence and scary images
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: comic
Length: 144 pages
Released: 2010
Our Rating: A+