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Classics Illustrated Deluxe #11: The Sea-Wolf
When the intellectual Humphrey van Weyden is lost at sea and rescued by Captain Wolf Larsen, he thinks he's been saved, but his troubles have just begun. Forced into a brutal life of hard labor and bare knuckle brawling aboard the seal-hunting schooner, Ghost, van Weyden must learn how to survive as quickly as he can. After a botched mutiny leaves van Weyden in danger and his soul in the balance, only the love of the beautiful castaway Maud Brewster can keep him tethered to the world he once knew. A new life is on the horizon for the brave couple, but Wolf Larsen is still at large . . .
Jack London's classic adventure is lavishly illustrated by Riff Reb's in this thrilling graphic novel for the ages!
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After 500 years of imprisonment, the warrior Monkey God is free. But is he here to help the gods . . . or destroy them?
When the ferry the intellectual Humphrey van Weyden is aboard sinks off of the San Francisco Bay, he drifts in the ocean until a seal-hunting schooner, under the command of hardened sailor Wolf Larsen, rescues him. Wolf Larsen is an incredibly strong brute and a hedonist who sees no value in life but is also educated-- he likes that Humphrey (or "Hump") is someone he can have meaningful conversations with, and decides to let him stay. This rescue comes with a catch, however-- the boat is not returning to port soon. If van Weyden wants to stay onboard he must become a cabin boy and do chores on the ship, while he avoids angering the murderous crew. Furthermore, if he's going to survive this trip, van Weyden must keep the crew from killing their captain, and the captain from tossing him overboard.
When Sun Wukong, the Monkey God, was free to roam the earth, he battled emperors and shook the pillars of the heavens in his rebellion against the gods themselves. After 500 years of peace, the Bodhisattva Guanyin tasks the monk Xuanzang with a dangerous pilgrimage from China to India, and he calls on Sun Wukong for help. Their agreement is simple: in exchange for freedom, Sun Wukong must protect Xuanzang from the bandits and demons that imperil his journey. But bargains made are less easily kept, especially when the fury of the Monkey God is in play.
Journey To the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, gets the CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED treatment in this lavish adaptation of one of the most thrilling tales ever told.
The epic tale of seafaring adventure and suspense gets the Classics Illustrated treatment!
About the Author
was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He is best remembered as the author of The Call of the Wild
and White Fang,
both set in the Klondike Gold Rush. He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.
London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel,
his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss,
and The War of the Classes.
London died in 1916 on his ranch in California.
With his dynamic graphics, RIFF REB'S has established himself as one of the founding fathers of a new school of comics artists. In 1984, he founded the Asylum studios, where he was soon joined by fellow artists like Édith, Kisler, Cromwell, Ralph, Gonnort, Joe Ruffner and Karim to work on animated series and graphic novels. Most recently, he has adapted Pierre Mac Orlan's satirical pirate book 'À bord de l'Étoile Matutine' for Soleil and further stories from the sea in his series 'Le Loup des Mers.'