From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell


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My opinion about Alan Moore works is complex, various and in evolution. I think Watchmen to be one of the best graphic novels about how hard is to be special, to be superheroes, and I like its graphic structure made by recurring symbology.

Neonomicon instead to me does not work for the excessive violence also respect to the original Lovecraft atmospheres.

From Hell is not one of my favorite graphic novels, but it stands among the two I mentioned. Its pros are the accurate events reconstruction (of one of the possible solutions, as explained in the appendix) and of the London areas where Jack the Ripper killed. It’s also interesting the idea of vision of the modern world by one of the character who does not expect them – as the reader.

The con – and From Hell being a graphic novel it weighs a lot – is the fact that the images are roughly sketched, so much that som characters are so similar to get the reader confused.


* From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell ★★☆☆½

*I read this book in English


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