Re: Lankhmar/Nehwon: Novel listing?
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:14 am
There's also the Mike Mignola comics adaptation:
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Wonder Woman? Was that just an insert, or did they do the crossover thing?The Dark wrote:Only five, although there was a prequel in Wonder Woman #201 and #202.Big Mac wrote:Are there only five of these, comics, or are they just the tip of the iceberg?
Thanks! Is that a one-shot, or a series?ripvanwormer wrote:There's also the Mike Mignola comics adaptation:
shesheyan wrote:I'm the proud owner of «Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser» the graphic novels by Mike Mignola (with writer Howard Chaykin and inker Al Williamson, four-issue limited series, Epic Comics, 1990-1991)
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In 1991, Epic Comics published a four-issue comic book adaptation of seven of the stories: "Ill Met in Lankhmar" (issue 1), "The Circle Curse" and "The Howling Tower" (issue 2), "The Price of Pain Ease" and "Bazaar of the Bizarre" (issue 3), and "Lean Times in Lankhmar" and "When the Sea King's Away" (issue 4). The comics were scripted by Howard Chaykin, who had drawn several issues of the earlier DC title, and pencilled by Mike Mignola, whose Hellboy comic book often has a similar feel to Leiber's work. Mignola also did the jacket covers and interior art for the White Wolf collection. This series was collected by Dark Horse Comics in a trade paperback collection published in March 2007.
I haven't read it, unfortunately. From the summaries I've run across, I suppose it was technically a crossover, but it was one of those wonky multi-dimensional things. I know the issue was written by Samuel Delany and involved Fafhrd, Grey Mouser, Catwoman, I Ching, and a powerless Diana Prince (she would regain her powers in #204) fighting a dimension-hopping wizard.Big Mac wrote:Wonder Woman? Was that just an insert, or did they do the crossover thing?The Dark wrote:Only five, although there was a prequel in Wonder Woman #201 and #202.Big Mac wrote:Are there only five of these, comics, or are they just the tip of the iceberg?
Ah! Sorry, I thought you were talking about something different.ripvanwormer wrote:Shesheyan actually wrote about the Mike Mignola-illustrated Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser comics earlier in this thread:
You are totally correct, sir. I suspect that the confusion stems from the fact that the stories have been bundled together in certain groups with the same title for so long that they seem like they ought to be a sequence. And they are organized in a chronological way (by event, not by writing date) so there is a certain flow in the modern version which wasn't present when they were originally written.Blackleaf wrote:It is a bit odd how people keep referring to these as novels. The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories are just that: short stories and a fee novellas.