On the coat tales of the Austenbook link last week, I thought I would share some more awesome Jane news. Marvel is releasing a comic book version of Pride and Prejudice in April. I know! I am geeking out hard core. They released the cover image here.
I have to admit, I had a secret love for comic books growing up. (Yeah, my mom remembers very well taking me into grimy comic book stores to get Marvel trading cards and the latest Rogue comic. Thanks, mom.) I kept it all pretty hush, hush until, well, I guess now. There is no shame admitting that I am psyched about reading Jane Austen in comic book form. I can't help think that that Jane herself would get a kick out of it.
Much thanks to the Austen Blog that keeps me apprised of such things.
PS - If you too are a fan of comics or graphic novels, check out Repunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale. It's a rootin' tootin' retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale set in the Wild, Wild West. Repunzel is no longer the helpless girl stuck in the tower waiting for a prince, but a strong, independent girl armed with a lasso made of her hair. It's a hoot! But don't take my word for it...