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William Gibson's Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel

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In the 21st Century, Case, the best interface cowboy ever to run in the world-wide computer net, and Molly, the female mercenary with computer eyes and switchblade fingers, are recruited for a secret mission that will bring them into conflict with the world's most powerful corporate clan; a conflict that will be fought in the shifting territory where mind meets circuitry: In the 21st Century, Case, the best interface cowboy ever to run in the world-wide computer net, and Molly, the female mercenary with computer eyes and switchblade fingers, are recruited for a secret mission that will bring them into conflict with the world's most powerful corporate clan; a conflict that will be fought in the shifting territory where mind meets circuitry: Cyberspace!


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In the 21st Century, Case, the best interface cowboy ever to run in the world-wide computer net, and Molly, the female mercenary with computer eyes and switchblade fingers, are recruited for a secret mission that will bring them into conflict with the world's most powerful corporate clan; a conflict that will be fought in the shifting territory where mind meets circuitry: In the 21st Century, Case, the best interface cowboy ever to run in the world-wide computer net, and Molly, the female mercenary with computer eyes and switchblade fingers, are recruited for a secret mission that will bring them into conflict with the world's most powerful corporate clan; a conflict that will be fought in the shifting territory where mind meets circuitry: Cyberspace!

30 review for William Gibson's Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ahren

    In terms of adapting the complex story of Neuromancer to a visual medium, this graphic novel is pretty amazing. There are a number of scenes where the vibe and pacing is spot on and William Gibson has praised it too, saying that if Neuromancer were ever adapted into a movie he'd want it to follow this comic as a blueprint. In fact, he writes the forward and offers an interesting glimpse into his view on comic books and the few adaptations that had already been made of his work (as of 1989). In In terms of adapting the complex story of Neuromancer to a visual medium, this graphic novel is pretty amazing. There are a number of scenes where the vibe and pacing is spot on and William Gibson has praised it too, saying that if Neuromancer were ever adapted into a movie he'd want it to follow this comic as a blueprint. In fact, he writes the forward and offers an interesting glimpse into his view on comic books and the few adaptations that had already been made of his work (as of 1989). In terms of being a compelling graphic novel, however Neuromancer's art style really holds it back due to it's rampant inconsistency. Characters are off-model from frame to frame and not a single design for Molly look right. Most panels have her portrayed as some kind of garish, mullet-sporting, man/woman. In the novel, I always had a femme fatale vibe from her. Sleek, sexy and very deadly. However, combining 80's fashion with the visual asthetic creates some pretty interesting costume and hair-style choices, I guess. Other than that, the artwork is pretty spot-on, in terms of settings, backdrops, and so on. It's just a shame that the only character that doesn't make you cringe when you see him is Case, and that's only because he's as bland as can be; short black hair, black t-shirt, black jeans. In the end, for any fan of the novel this is a must read and it's rare nature makes it an exciting acquisition. Unfortunately, this graphic novel was originally envisioned as a 3-part series and only this first volume was ever published. So enjoy it, but don't get too attached because it will end before you are ready.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dang Ole' Dan Can Dangle

    There's some nice artwork here. That is, the backgrounds and environments look very nice; the neon city looks great and the coloring is fantastic--it's very 80s and Blade Runner-esque, but then so was the novel. The depictions of cyberspace are a particular highlight. When it comes to drawing people however, specifically and especially faces, the artist fails. Not only do the characters not resemble their novel counterparts sufficiently, the faces just look plain awkward to boot. Bad even. It There's some nice artwork here. That is, the backgrounds and environments look very nice; the neon city looks great and the coloring is fantastic--it's very 80s and Blade Runner-esque, but then so was the novel. The depictions of cyberspace are a particular highlight. When it comes to drawing people however, specifically and especially faces, the artist fails. Not only do the characters not resemble their novel counterparts sufficiently, the faces just look plain awkward to boot. Bad even. It kind of kills the spirit and undermines the inherent "coolness" of Neuromancer. It's also worth noting that this only adapts the first third of the novel. Two more volumes were planned but never came to fruition (though parts of the second volume ended up making into The Ultimate Cyberpunk anthology and the characters there, this time done by a different artist, look significantly better). William Gibson said, in the introduction to this, that this visual interpretation was largely how he had imagined Neuromancer whilst writing it, also adding that if a movie adaptation were to be made of his novel that he'd hope the filmmakers would take some inspiration from this graphic novel. Let's just hope that the filmmakers don't take this inspiration too literally and cast Arnold Schwarzenegger in a wig as Molly. Because that's what she fucking looked like in here (and boy did that make the sexual scenes uncomfortable). It's not a bad adaptation but it's pretty straight-forward and uninteresting, and its incompleteness and hit-or-miss artwork doesn't help matters. 2.5 / 5

  3. 5 out of 5

    mark

    The art is really muddy at times, but the tone is consistent and I can see why Gibson liked this visualization of his best story. The story telling, however, is noticeably stilted. While the "Marvel method" may work well for fresh ideas and stories, for existing, established works, it is less than ideal, and is really, really bad with first-person narratives. I don't know why they gave-up on this series (the graphic novel doesn't even cover half the book), but I agree that they needed to stop. I The art is really muddy at times, but the tone is consistent and I can see why Gibson liked this visualization of his best story. The story telling, however, is noticeably stilted. While the "Marvel method" may work well for fresh ideas and stories, for existing, established works, it is less than ideal, and is really, really bad with first-person narratives. I don't know why they gave-up on this series (the graphic novel doesn't even cover half the book), but I agree that they needed to stop. I still gave it 5 stars; one because it's Gibson, two because it's not terrible, and three, there's a bit to be learned here.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Antonis Lamnatos

    Very nicely pictured and colored, I felt it properly caught the late 80s idea of how the future will look. Sure, most of it didn't end up quite like WG imagined, but the visually impressionistic approach of The Grim Cyber-Future is nicely presented. It's a shame the book doesn't cover the complete novel.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Juan Hidalgo

    Entretenido pero algo confuso

  6. 5 out of 5

    Fernando Suarezserna

    Unfortunately this graphic novel just covers the first part of the story. I believe it's a GREAT companion if you're already familiar with the novel, the visuals are striking. Nevertheless, my impression is that if you're not previously familiar with the story, it would be very hard to keep up with what's actually happening, as it rushes through the plot points while it world-builds very specific things that are crucial to understand what's going on with the rules of Gibson's universe.

  7. 4 out of 5

    José Manuel Oli

    Bueno... ¡terminado y no me explotó la cabeza!. Sinceramente hay muchas cosas que no entiendo o me pierdo, me da la impresión que no se explican, pero en cualquier caso me ha resultado muy interesante, especialmente el final. Ahora necesito una aspirina.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Signyaucafe☕️

    The story is fascinating, I don’t know about the character design but everything else is amazing. I am excited to read the novel now!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    The story and characters are awesome. Very well constructed. A little cofusing, thats right, but with a litltle patience and slow reading you can have it. The final is kind of unresolved but, it is trully a great great book. My very beginning with sci fi and i loved it!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Miguel

    admito que terminar justo en esa parte hace un buen trabajo, pero siempre lamentare no tener suficiente wintermute

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    William Gibson's Neuromancer, Vol. 1 by Tom Dehaven (1989)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Alfredo

    Làstima que sea sólo el capítulo 1 del libro de Gibson. Hay que buscar el resto...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jamil

    Only covers a third of the novel. Art's sleek, neon-lit, airbrushed 80s future. But as Neuromancer adaptations go, I prefer the BBC radio play.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kenny

    a graphic novel... actually it's very good except... it ends halfway through the book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Robert

  16. 4 out of 5

    David Šír

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tracey Booth

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jesper

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rob GigerPunk

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bookman

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Abdellah

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Brown

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kris

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jim Brule

    Great adapation - difficult to find!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rodolfo Cordero

  26. 5 out of 5

    Luis

  27. 5 out of 5

    Xpresi

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mario A Grasso

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stnnbrn

  30. 5 out of 5

    Filipe

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