Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas #1

Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas #1

Writer: Troy Little Artist: Troy Little Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 25, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Troy Little's gonzo adaptation of Hunter Thompson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas is now available in an all-new format. Find out why GQ said "Little's cartoonish sensibilities make him the ideal artist to adapt Thompson's gonzo ur-text... perfectly portraying literature's most ridiculous road trip."
This comic book version is presented in black-and-white and at a slightly larger size than the full-color hardcover edition. Each issue also includes pages from Little's sketchbook and other behind-the-scenes information.
•  "[Little's] talents make him perfectly comfortable with the elastic expressions required to recreate the exploits of Thompson and his companion, Dr. Gonzo, as they slingshot between mania, paranoia, rage, and despair... the graphic-novel aspect adds layers to Thompson's prose." - Quill & Quire (starred review)
•  "Sheer expressiveness... captur[es] the sense of immediacy and paranoia that saturated the original's long, bad trip... it's a vivid insight into one of the most fascinatingly creative and unwaveringly troubled writers of his generation." - Publishers Weekly
•  "Raoul Duke and his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, come screaming into Las Vegas, searching for the American dream, destined to find only its charred remains... [Troy] Little fits the sensibility of the original comfortably into comics form." - Booklist
•  Want to read the entire adaptation? That version is available now!

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Marshall Bruno May 31, 2016

    Let us be clear, neither We The Nerdy nor the author condones drug use or any illicit activity. This story is just one that is steeped in those themes and draws an audience that enjoys such activities. This is a very mature story and should not be read by a child. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Mike Annerino May 24, 2016

    Although this inaugural issue runs a tad bit too long, its still a total blast to read. As a fan of the source material, its a perfect adaptation. It keeps the look and feel of Thompsons book and Gilliams movie while looking at it through a comic book lens. Even if youve never seen the movie or read the book, this will be a wild ride for you. You definitely should be checking this out and I know that I cant wait for the next issue. In fact, I wouldnt be surprised if I pick up the whole graphic novel when its released down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 31, 2016

    Little does a fantastic job portraying the many sides one of the 20th Century's most uniquely full-throttle Americans. Intellectual at heart and a complete and utter mess by design, Thompson and his adventures lend themselves well to comic book format. I'm ever so grateful for such a respectfully helter-skelter retelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Project-Nerd - Alex J Cox May 27, 2016

    While we aren't going to be getting anything new from Thompson (if you don't count Garry Trudeau's depiction of Duke), but it would be nice to see a new interpretation of his work that we haven't already seen"especially from this creator. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith May 26, 2016

    Anytime a comic artist is able to successfully adapt a great work of literature it's a point for the comic industry. Often looked upon as literature's lowbrow cousin, these attempts at adapting famous fiction to comics are always a good boost of energy for the comic world. This is especially true when someone as good as Little does a book as famous as Fear and Loathing. The bottom line is that if you like Hunter S. Thompson you should grab this version before re-reading your old novel, you might just find that it's even more fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 26, 2016

    The comic is a must read for Thompson fanatics, but maybe seek out Top Shelf's complete hardcover instead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 26, 2016

    Bringing Hunter S. Thompson's iconic series to comic books seems like a no-brainer, and while Troy Little works valiantly to adapt this one-of-a-kind work, IDW Publishing's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas #1 never quite transcends its licensed spinoff status. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje May 30, 2016

    Worth a read fans of the source, or if you fancy some surreal and sumptuous cartooning. Read Full Review

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