Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Graphic Novel: The Phantom of the Opera


Title: The Phantom of the Opera
Author: Gaston Leroux
Adapted by: Varga Tomi
Genre: Graphic Novel; Horror
Publication Date: October 21, 2020
Publisher: A Wave Blue World

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.


*Thank you to Edelweiss+ for allowing me to read this. This is my honest and unbiased review*


I am a huge fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera since I was a child so much so that I walked down the aisle at my wedding to the Overture. So when I saw this I knew I just had to read it. This review will be short because there's nothing new to the story, it remains faithful to the original script. The story is adapted to the style of a graphic novel and the addition of the beautiful artwork makes it a lovely read for any who want to relive the story in this new adaptation. The artwork really does do the story justice and brings to life the characters that gives it a bit of a fresh look.

Overall, a great pickup for any who love the original Phantom of the Opera.

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