And yet, Butler and Petrus can't quite squash all the charm out of this story. Austen's biting wit is still heavily apparent. Mr. Bennett still remains one of the most amusing creations in all of British literature, even if his visage is now enough to inspire terror in small children. However, I can think of no reason why first-timers would want to experience this humor through this comic. They'll likely never understand what so many people see in this story. And experienced Austen readers will probably just lament at how poorly this landmark novel was adapted. The only type of reader who might be satisfied with this adaptation is the one who needs to cram for a last-minute book report. And if that's your only reason for reading it, you deserve whatever you get. Read Full Review
Sadly, without Jane Austen's prose (reduced here to mere highlights, as if this comic were little more than an extended trailer for something much better), and without an artist with the visual panache to make up for what's missing, this particular entry in the Marvel Illustrated line is a failed experiment from the House of Ideas. Read Full Review
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