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In this graphic novel adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe's classic murder mystery is transformed into a hair-raising visual feast depicting one man's deadly pursuit of a killer of a different kind. In this graphic novel adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe's classic murder mystery is transformed into a hair-raising visual feast depicting one man's deadly pursuit of a killer of a different kind.


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In this graphic novel adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe's classic murder mystery is transformed into a hair-raising visual feast depicting one man's deadly pursuit of a killer of a different kind. In this graphic novel adaptation, Edgar Allan Poe's classic murder mystery is transformed into a hair-raising visual feast depicting one man's deadly pursuit of a killer of a different kind.

30 review for The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Edgar Allan Poe Graphic Novels)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    One of Edgar Allan Poe's most grisly short stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," is adapted in this short graphic novel version of the master's work. While purists will miss his descriptive passages and the ever-increasing horror of the story, there is plenty of material here to scare just about anyone. As Auguste Dupin tries to find evidence that will free an innocent man accused of the savage deaths, that seem almost to have been come at the hand of something supernatural, readers will rac One of Edgar Allan Poe's most grisly short stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," is adapted in this short graphic novel version of the master's work. While purists will miss his descriptive passages and the ever-increasing horror of the story, there is plenty of material here to scare just about anyone. As Auguste Dupin tries to find evidence that will free an innocent man accused of the savage deaths, that seem almost to have been come at the hand of something supernatural, readers will race through the pages for the resolution. I'm pleased that this particular treatment may encourage readers to seek the original story and compare the two versions. The illustrations are filled with dark hues, and red paints aspects of each page.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Linds

    Recommended for fans of Sherlock Holmes.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Chung

    This was my first read through of Edgar Allen Poe's short story 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue". I didn't know what to expect. It ended up being something Arthor Conan Doyle would write. Very reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. This short story is about 2 murders in the Rue Morgue district. A mother and daughter are murdered in their home. The door was locked from the inside and the windows. The mother was found with her throat slit and her daughter was found in the chimney. Auguste Dupin is playing This was my first read through of Edgar Allen Poe's short story 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue". I didn't know what to expect. It ended up being something Arthor Conan Doyle would write. Very reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. This short story is about 2 murders in the Rue Morgue district. A mother and daughter are murdered in their home. The door was locked from the inside and the windows. The mother was found with her throat slit and her daughter was found in the chimney. Auguste Dupin is playing the role of Sherlock Holmes and the narrator tells the tale of meeting the man and how he taught him all he needed to know about acumen. The ability to make good judgments and quick decisions. Dupin hears that the police have caught a man he knows. He also knows the man is not the killer and tells the police he can prove it. The short story then goes through the motions of following the clues and finding the killer. Now that I've read the graphic novel I need to pick up the original. I also now know how the magazine Rue Morgue got it's name :D

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mauricio Simões

    Muito antes de Jack, o Estripador, o sangue já escorria nas ruas de uma grande capital europeia. Farol HQ é um selo da Editora Farol Literário. Em 2014, a editora lançou uma mini-coleção com quatro contos de Edgar Allan Poe em versões para HQ. São vários artistas fazendo as adaptações e ilustrações, sempre com a tradução de Cassius Medauar. Cada edição conta com 72 páginas, com ótimo acabamento, papel de excelente gramatura e uma impressão de altíssima qualidade que ganha destaque num projeto grá Muito antes de Jack, o Estripador, o sangue já escorria nas ruas de uma grande capital europeia. Farol HQ é um selo da Editora Farol Literário. Em 2014, a editora lançou uma mini-coleção com quatro contos de Edgar Allan Poe em versões para HQ. São vários artistas fazendo as adaptações e ilustrações, sempre com a tradução de Cassius Medauar. Cada edição conta com 72 páginas, com ótimo acabamento, papel de excelente gramatura e uma impressão de altíssima qualidade que ganha destaque num projeto gráfico em que as cores são quase como personagens das histórias. Aliás, essa é uma característica digna de nota. Em “A Queda da Casa de Usher” (verde), “O Poço e o Pêndulo” (amarelo), “Assassinatos na Rua Morgue” (vermelho) e “O Coração Delator” (azul), as cores são exploradas de forma estratégica, carregando informações, alterando o clima e acrescentando elementos que dão suporte à narrativa. Os contos são, em geral, foram hiper-resumidos, deixando lacunas importantes, o que compromete bastante a profundidade do suspense, característica fortemente presente no estilo clássico de Poe. Nenhuma cor seria mais apropriada que o vermelho para dar destaque aos principais momentos do sangrento “Assassinatos na Rua Morgue”. Foi com este conto, publicado em 1841, que nasceu o gênero policial moderno, pelas mãos do gênio Edgar Allan Poe. Nele já aparece a figura do detetive que se vale de filosofia e deduções certeiras para solucionar crimes insolúveis. Inspiração para Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie e outros escritores que criaram detetives memoráveis, Auguste Dupin investiga (como passatempo) um crime terrível: uma velha senhora e sua filha, moradoras da Rua Morgue (em Paris), são brutalmente assassinadas. A solução do caso é impactante e só poderia sair da mente prodigiosa de Poe. Auguste Dupin é um personagem pouco conhecido de quem não acompanha o gênero de terror e suspense. Além desse conto, Dupin aparece apenas em mais duas histórias do autor: “O Mistério de Marie Roget” e “A Carta Roubada”. Em 1981, a banda Iron Maiden faz uma homenagem ao conto com a música (ruinzinha) “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, terceira faixa do álbum “Killers”, o último com o vocalista Paul Di’Anno que seria substituído por Bruce Dickinson. Com o fundo das páginas em preto e os tons de vermelho revelando pistas importantes para o leitor, Carl Bowen e Emerson Dimaya deram forma ao melhor dos quatro volumes da série. Apesar de resumida, a história foi bem contada. Nota do livro: 6,83 (3 estrelas).

  5. 4 out of 5

    Wild-Rogue-Rose

    Really awesome to see a whole shelf of Poe on display at my local library. I feel too many people take his work for granted. Poe was kinda my gateway into loving Shakespeare's language and Doyle's Sherlock. I was excited to see someone do these interesting graphic novels. It was the right kind of gore - wow, yeah that came out. It was handled better than most; some tend to be overly murderous to which it dispels the chill of his work. The shock of red in the noir colors was amazing! Gave it that Really awesome to see a whole shelf of Poe on display at my local library. I feel too many people take his work for granted. Poe was kinda my gateway into loving Shakespeare's language and Doyle's Sherlock. I was excited to see someone do these interesting graphic novels. It was the right kind of gore - wow, yeah that came out. It was handled better than most; some tend to be overly murderous to which it dispels the chill of his work. The shock of red in the noir colors was amazing! Gave it that right balance for this short story.

  6. 4 out of 5

    J Lopez

    LOVED IT!! The Illustrations are great and the authors' use of color to convey meaning through imagery presents a great teaching opportunity for Language Arts teachers. LOVED IT!! The Illustrations are great and the authors' use of color to convey meaning through imagery presents a great teaching opportunity for Language Arts teachers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Charles

    Despite his short career and limited financial returns for his writing, Edgar Allan Poe left a lasting legacy in American literature. Considered to be the inventor of the genre of detective fiction and an early pioneer of science fiction, it is fitting that one of the major awards for writing fiction is called an Edgar. This book is a graphic novel adaptation of one of Poe’s unusual short mystery stories. Two women are brutally murdered in a second-floor room, one has their head severed and the Despite his short career and limited financial returns for his writing, Edgar Allan Poe left a lasting legacy in American literature. Considered to be the inventor of the genre of detective fiction and an early pioneer of science fiction, it is fitting that one of the major awards for writing fiction is called an Edgar. This book is a graphic novel adaptation of one of Poe’s unusual short mystery stories. Two women are brutally murdered in a second-floor room, one has their head severed and the other is strangled. Several men heard their screams, raced up the stairs and broke down the door in an attempt to help them. The murderer is nowhere to be found and did not exit through the door, the only other possible escape route is to go through what appears to be a locked window and somehow reach a thick lightning rod that goes up the side of the building. The ace detective in this case is Auguste Dupin, a man of very modest means but possessing great acumen. Faced with a situation that appears impossible, he uses his mind to chip away at the features that make it appear impossible and zeroes in on the killer. It is a brilliant line of reasoning, and the killer is most unusual, someone that would not ordinarily be on the list of “usual suspects.” The rendition into graphic form is very well done, the colors are dark and dreary, fitting for a Poe story. You don’t have to be a fan of Edgar Allan Poe to enjoy this novel.

  8. 4 out of 5

    David Meditationseed

    Nowadays one of the most popular genres of TV series is the police. Every week we can watch dozens of episodes about crimes in different ways: from the most hideous to the most ordinary. Literature is also full in this sense and when we look at the classics, we probably think of Agatha or Sherlock. But it is impressive, as if we look a little more at the past, we find still around the 1850s, the detective Dupin, idealized by Poe and that served as inspiration for the development of this genre. F Nowadays one of the most popular genres of TV series is the police. Every week we can watch dozens of episodes about crimes in different ways: from the most hideous to the most ordinary. Literature is also full in this sense and when we look at the classics, we probably think of Agatha or Sherlock. But it is impressive, as if we look a little more at the past, we find still around the 1850s, the detective Dupin, idealized by Poe and that served as inspiration for the development of this genre. For the delight of Poe's fans and to those who like this style of history, Poe's novel, beyond the unique and mystery-filled narrative, carries within itself not necessarily the solution of crime as in much of the detective literature, but detective psychology and the horror of the description of the murders which leads us to think of the heights that the imagination of Poe reached in a time without TV, cinema and the amount of information that one has today. Perhaps the reader accustomed to the genre does not find the solution to the crime so mysterious, perhaps the ideal experience is to delve into the mood, to the atmosphere that Poe imbues in his stories and to notice how Detective Dupin is the grandfather of many detectives who came later.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Traci

    I sort of picked this book up on a whim because I thought the title sounded interesting and hadn't even realized it was an Edgar Allan Poe story. People who know me well will realize how odd that is for me not to have realized that. An interesting detective story, and the way Bowen chose to retell it for this graphic novel worked very well, and the art from Dimaya is amazing. I'm really glad I picked this up on a little whim. Great, quick read, but also gorgeous art that I just had to stop and st I sort of picked this book up on a whim because I thought the title sounded interesting and hadn't even realized it was an Edgar Allan Poe story. People who know me well will realize how odd that is for me not to have realized that. An interesting detective story, and the way Bowen chose to retell it for this graphic novel worked very well, and the art from Dimaya is amazing. I'm really glad I picked this up on a little whim. Great, quick read, but also gorgeous art that I just had to stop and stare at for quite awhile each time I turned a page. I'm also glad to learn there are at least 3 more books like this where Poe's stories are retold as graphic novels and I'm definitely going to look for them.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Al Burke

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation of Poe's story. They kept the key points of the tale, but I liked how the artist used colour to portray emotions at key moments. I'm sure some the Poe purists will hate, but it's a great jumping off point for younger folk. On a side note, despite being a fan of both Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle, it never occurred to me that this story could have been the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. I really enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation of Poe's story. They kept the key points of the tale, but I liked how the artist used colour to portray emotions at key moments. I'm sure some the Poe purists will hate, but it's a great jumping off point for younger folk. On a side note, despite being a fan of both Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle, it never occurred to me that this story could have been the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Not bad, fun little mystery story. I think stories like this are always funny, like Sherlock Holmes, where the detective-type person has is all figured out and explains it so easily....and as the reader I am always a bit dumbfounded, thinking, really? How did you come to that conclusion? Even when it is explained, they are always a bit ridiculous! But an entertaining quick read nonetheless!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tabby Morton

    interesting and Unexpected Definitely a bizarre story, which Poe is well known for. It probably won’t make my top ten favorites but it was a good and interesting story like all of his other works.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lily Newman

    This was also interesting, but I still wish it was a bit longer. The colors and the details makes it look so realistic. In this comic two guys are trying to figure out the murder of two women that were brutally murdered.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rodolfo Eli

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The killer is an orangutan XD

  15. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Good Read It's good to see Poe's story in graphic novel format. Interesting choice in colors and graphics, though it makes it a little hard to read. Would like to read more of this series. Good Read It's good to see Poe's story in graphic novel format. Interesting choice in colors and graphics, though it makes it a little hard to read. Would like to read more of this series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Visually great and vaguely remember this story but had forgotten the ending so it was still a nice surprise.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    Good adaptation! I am normally skeptical of graphic novel adaptations but I greatly enjoyed this one. I recommend, especially if you just need a refresher!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Comfort

    Great illustrations and great to see another view on Poe stories.

  19. 4 out of 5

    R

    Well done! Interesting storyline to follow until the mystery is solved.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Peter Crompton

    A very enjoyable romp, great art work!

  21. 4 out of 5

    katyjanereads

    1. I loved the black and red juxtaposition of the colors in this graphic novel. 2. Red represents violence and danger. As we know, is represented the murders here. 3. I really hated that it was the orangutan. Stupid ending. Especially with the amazing buildup of him and his acumen. Very interesting subject. Very ridiculous ending.

  22. 5 out of 5

    🌈💜SAVINA🦋✨

    Actual Rating :- 2.5 Stars I enjoyed this, it was easy to read and interesting, I loved the prospect of acumen throughout the story however I hate to say it, but it was kind of pointless... Although, because it's so short and the illustrations are super great it's worth a read ! Actual Rating :- 2.5 Stars I enjoyed this, it was easy to read and interesting, I loved the prospect of acumen throughout the story however I hate to say it, but it was kind of pointless... Although, because it's so short and the illustrations are super great it's worth a read !

  23. 4 out of 5

    Arwa

    3.5/5

  24. 5 out of 5

    Osama Alabri

    33 33 33

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shahna

    I need to find more of these. I love them.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gustavo Penha

    4 for the character that influenced Arthur into creating Sherlock Holmes .

  27. 4 out of 5

    Serra

    Very nice graphic novel of a classic. Liked the drawings and colours. Would be great intro for young readers too.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Galion Public Library Teens

    Review by K.W.: "I love that a (view spoiler)[monkey (hide spoiler)] was the killer. Edgar Allan Poe fans would like this book." Review by K.W.: "I love that a (view spoiler)[monkey (hide spoiler)] was the killer. Edgar Allan Poe fans would like this book."

  29. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    See review for The Pit and the Pendulum See review for The Pit and the Pendulum

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jackson

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