Book 2: Muad'Dib, adapted by Brian K. Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín
Paul and Jessica are trying to survive in the terrifying desert of Arrakis. They are equipped with stillsuits, which help keep them from dying of dehydration, but they also have to be careful not to attract the giant sandworms nor the attention of the Harkonens, who are still looking for them or any survivors from their hostile takeover in volume one. The two search for the Fremen and hope to win them to their cause against the Harkonens, who are sure to make like difficult for them as they have before.
This series of graphic novels sticks very closely to the source material, and it's a great way to tied fans of the new movies to reading the source material. The adaptors include as much as possible in this series, but they obviously can't fit everything into this book. There is a good chance that other readers will want to dive into the novel after reading this adaptation. This series would also be great for long-time fans of the series who want to see it in a different medium.
The art in this book is beautifully cinematic and experimental with page layout. The illustrators use basic layouts, like the classic 9-panel format, but fill the panels with pieces that show them interconnected with one another. Full page splash illustrations put the reader right into the scene with the characters, and the coloring fully brings them to life. Color-coded speech bubbles also help the reader to know exactly who is speaking even if they're not on the page.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Publication Date: August 9, 2022
ISBN: 9781419749469 (Hardback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Graphic Fiction, Adaptations, Science Fiction, Action Adventure, Magic, Abrams ComicsArts
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