Three literary comics -- ''The Wonderful World of Oz,'' ''Pride and Prejudice,'' and ''Masterpiece Comics'' get the graphic novel treatment

Three literary comics

Masterpiece Comics, R. Sikoryak
Literary works astutely altered, with comic heroes as protagonists: Batman as Crime and Punishment‘s Raskolnikov, etc. A

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
Artist Skottie Young bravely reinterprets the Oz stories with slashing strokes to suit Eric Shanower’s deft adaptation. B+

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Nancy Butler brings subtle changes to Austen’s dialogue without removing her wit, while artist Hugo Petrus avoids what could have been romance-novel clichés. B

Pride and Prejudice (Book - 1813)
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