Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel Review
A couple days after reading and reviewing Artemis Fowl, I was walking through the book store when I saw a graphic novel version of that same book. “Preposterous!” I thought (with a British accent). “Downright farcical. The cheek! To turn Artemis Fowl into a comic. . . well!” OK, I didn't think that at all; that was pretty much my Artemis Fowl impression. Terrible, I know.
As it happens, I'm actually a big fan of graphic novels. Artemis Fowl is a very visual book, with lots of descriptions of the fairy world, Artemis's enormous manor, and crazy fairy inventions tearing Artemis's manor apart, so I couldn't resist the urge to pick up the comic and see that world come to life.
I'm not sure if the graphic novel version quite lives up to the (admittedly high) standard of the book, but pretty much everything is there – all the characters, all the plot points, all the sweet action and gadgets and magic and mayhem. I had small quibbles with the way some characters were drawn, but that's inevitable, I suppose. Personally, I pictured Foaly and Mulch much more like traditional Centaurs and Dwarves, and Artemis kind of like Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies . . . but again, that's personal taste, and I shouldn't complain about the art. In general, it was colorful, vibrant, creative, and well-executed.
— Jack, STACKS Writer