Artful #1

Artful #1

Writer: Nicole D'Andria, Peter David Artist: Laura Neubert Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Award winning author and comics legend, Peter David, brings the adaption of his novel, Artful, to Action Lab! Artful is the dark, funny, and action-packed story of one of the most facinating characters in literary history, the Artful Dodger from the classic Oliver Twist, this time with a twist: Vampires.

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 22, 2016

    Overall then, Artful provides an even-handed adaptation of Peter Davids popular novel, and while there are some rough edges along the way, the strength of the premise and the charm and eloquence of the dialogue make this an utterly intriguing read. If nothing else, reading this first issue has made me want to go and pick up the original novel to get the full experience, but Im also going to be sticking with the rest of this series to see how the comic book version plays out. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 30, 2016

    Peter David's Artful is a story that I enjoyed quite a lot in its prose form. This adaptation did not rise to the occasion of providing me any extra “wow factor” for seeing this in a visual form. The art was visually uninteresting and the pacing of the issue felt off. It seemed like the whole adaptation had been laid out with no regard for it being serialized in 21 page chunks and when this issue just got to page 21, I got a “let's stop here” feeling, with no sense of closure for the 1st installment. Very poorly executed on the part of I'm not sure who: editorial or the writer Nicole D'Andria (who is adapting Peter David's prose novel). This is definitely not a series I'll be coming back to in comics form, I'd rather let the completed story live on in my memory as something I enjoyed as a novel. Read Full Review

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