Hello y’all and welcome back to another review!
Happy New Year to all, and I hope that this year is a great one!
Without further ado, here is my review on the Exile, a Graphic Novel:
I found this comic book to be a great addition for any Outlander fan, as well as something that would get a lot of other people hooked on the story, probably not knowing the size of the books.
I am not a big fan of comic books, I’ve always preferred the more full on, complex and consequently large novels rather than the ones with illustrations. How ever, this being a Diana Gabaldon book, it was guarantied to be longer than your usual graphic novel, and the story, while still keeping in with the original, has some new tales with in it that I wanted to know, so i was sold.
This one is told through Jamie and Murtagh’s point of view gives the readers who have read the original Outlander story a more rounded view of all the events that passed without Claire knowing about them. Its refreshing, enticing and very enjoyable, and i am pleased that it was not at all repetitive, at least not in a way that makes you feel like you are reading the same book, just in another format.
While i would have loved to have the whole book in this format, I know that if that where to happen that book would be virtually uxliftable, not to mention very difficult to read. To try and tell that very complicated story in a Graphic Novel format would mean to divide it into books like this that the reader can lift without the help of a lectern or similar object.
The artistry is amazing. Not your typical two faced/two expression drawings of the characters that we know and love. But a more full range of emotions that show both in the artistry as well as the prose that companies it.
All in all, I could not have picked a better book for my first adult comic book. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars, and would recommend it to y’all.
Now if you’ll excuse me. I am going to go re-read Outlander… again.