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Espanol: Una recopilacion de todos los comics que se hicieron en los 90 (la EC ya adapto algnas de sus historias alla en los 50, pero esas no se publicaran) adaptando alguna obra del famoso escritor Ray Bradbury, autor, entre otras, de Cronicas Marcianas (sí, senores, es un libro) o Farenheit 451. Veremos autores tan conocidos como Richard Corben, Mike Mignola, P. Craig Russell, John Van Fleet, Mark Chiarello, Dave Gibbons, Michael Lark, Matt Wagner o Harvey Kurtzman.English: Over a period of four years, from l992-1996, the world’s best comic book artists adapted Science Fiction Grand Master Ray Bradbury’s best stories in a series of different graphic novel formats. Now, for the first time, the best of these stories by the illustrators comics fans crave are collected in a single volume. Each story is accompanied by an introduction by Bradbury.
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"A wonderful showcase of graphic novel artists and a great introduction for readers new to Bradbury’s dark fantasy world. " –Booklist
"A perfect example of the heights that graphic novels can reach. Some of the finest comic artists working today—Mike Mignola, Dave McKean, Moebius, Kent Williams—offer their interpretations of Bradbury's stories, with additional stand-alone art inspired by Bradbury. Particular standouts include Richard Corben's adaptation of Bradbury's time-travel, dinosaur-hunting, cautionary tale, A Sound of Thunder; Picasso Summer, a haunting story of impermanence deftly imagined by John Van Fleet; and Harvey Kurzman and Matt Wagner's noir take on the detective piece, It Burns Me Up. . . Above and beyond the fine work within the anthology, this collection is worth purchasing for Bradbury's behind-the-scenes notes on each story and for his beautiful introduction, a paean to the comics he loves and an acknowledgement of his joy at now being a part of them forever." –Voya
"While they may only be the artists' personal interpretations of these stories, the talents involved are able to either capture what made the stories so memorable in the first place, or interpret them in a way that makes them seem completely new - and show why adapting Bradbury into comic form is entirely appropriate." –Ninth Art
"From the gorgeous art of Mike Mignola, adapting "The City," to Dave Gibbons's whimsical adaptation of "Come Into My Cellar," from Daniel Torres's warm adaptation of "Night Meeting" to John Van Fleet's haunting adaptation of "Picaso Summer," the artists all add extra texture to Bradbury's outstanding stories. Each of these artists are master professionals, who have frequently written their own stories. They therefore bring a writer's sensibility to their work. The end result is something that transcends the original work--both true to its source and with an extra element of intelligence." -Silver Bullet ComicsFrom the Inside Flap:
Ray Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He became a full-time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947. His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences. Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury's masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden. In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state. Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric!, Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind. In all, Bradbury has published more than thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays. His short stories have appeared in more than 1,000 school curriculum "recommended reading" anthologies. Mr. Bradbury's eagerly awaited new novel, From the Dust Returned, will be published by William Morrow at Halloween 2001. Morrow will release One More For the Road, a new collection Bradbury stories, at Christmas 2001. Ray Bradbury's work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections. He has been awarded the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr. Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City. Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary. He has been nominated for an Academy Award (for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright), and has won an Emmy Award (for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree). He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's Ray Bradbury Theater. He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro-Disney, France. Married since 1947, Mr. Bradbury and his wife Maggie live in Los Angeles with their four beloved cats. They have four daughters and eight grandchildren. Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003. On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, "The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me. The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve. In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me. I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you'll come along."
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