Sweeney Todd & Other Stories

Sweeney Todd Other Stories None

  • Title: Sweeney Todd & Other Stories
  • Author: Neil Gaiman Michael Zulli Holly Gaiman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 338
  • Format: ebook
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      Published :2018-05-27T20:34:31+00:00

    1 thought on “Sweeney Todd & Other Stories”

    1. More the story about the story than the story; imagine if all we had of From Hell were 'Dance of the Gull Catchers' and an illustrated introduction, then padded out with a couple of very short collaborations by the same team. Because it's Gaiman, it's spellbinding, and because it's Zulli, it's gorgeous. But mainly it cannot but be frustrating.

    2. A very odd combination of stories and media, but very entertaining. First we have a brief explanation of the history of Sweeney Todd from its Penny Dreadful origins, with illustrations throughout. Then follows a comic strip about a journalist and his friend on an expedition to find the 'Temple Bar' which signified the entrance to Fleet Street. Then the tone switches and we're greeted with a brief, but harrowing comic strip written by Gaiman against animal testing, finally followed by a very cree [...]

    3. Sweeney Todd is definitely not one of my favourite urban myths, because its commonplace nature heightens the tension too much and the fact that Victorian-era murder stories that have made it into the popular consciousness were particularly brutal, but this short graphic story was rather interesting despite all that. Gaiman and Zulli spend quite some time at the forefront expositioning about the nature of the story itself - there doesn't seem to be a real origin of the tale, nor is there any fact [...]

    4. Like everyone else, I got this as part of Gaiman's humble bundle.The collection includes four works originally publishes in Taboo, all illustrated by Michael Zulli. They are, in order of their appearance in the collection "Sweeney Todd Penny Dreadful", which originally came as a booklet shrink wrapped with Taboo #6, 1992, "Babycakes" from Taboo #4 , 1990, "Holly's Story" from Taboo #6 and finally, "Sweeney Todd Prologue" from Taboo #7, 1992."Sweeney Todd" could have been great, but we were only [...]

    5. This is an unfinished graphic novel, which was included in Gaiman's 2015 Humble Bundle. I love the Sweeney Todd legend almost as much as the Jack the Ripper legend. This could've been something very interesting and really good if it had been finished, but in it's current state it's very bland and it has an extremely sudden end. This combination gives it a very low score to me. There is potential, but reading it was kind of boring.

    6. As this other reviewer says, "Because it's Gaiman, it's spellbinding, and because it's Zulli, it's gorgeous. But mainly it cannot but be frustrating." The whole thing is a little disjointed and weirdly meta (as is a lot of Gaiman's work with its common theme of "stories about stories"). Enjoyable but frustrating. Feels like it's missing something.

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