The exile : an Outlander graphic novel /
- 13 of 13 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
- 1 of 1 copy available at Beaufort County Library System.
0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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|Beaufort - Bluffton Branch||FIC GAB (Text)||0530009398450||Adult Graphic Novel||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780345505385
- ISBN: 0345505387
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 
- Copyright: ©2010
|General Note:||"The Exile covers approximately the first third of Outlander." -- the author, last page of text.|
|Summary, etc.:||Retells in graphic novel format the first Outlander novel from Jamie Fraser's point of view, revealing events never seen in the original story.|
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|Subject:||Fraser, Jamie (Fictitious character) Comic books, strips, etc
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Library Journal Review
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Extending the popular seven-book "Outlander" saga where a World War II nurse unexpectedly finds herself caught in 18th-century Scottish turf struggles, Gabaldon draws on earlier experience as a Disney comics writer by retelling the beginning of the story from the Scotsmen's perspective instead of the heroine's. For fans, the change provides new subplots and fresh insights about characters while offering readers unfamiliar with this time-travel historical romance a chance to enter through a different format. A plus for everyone: dramatic visuals of the misty Scottish highlands, hunky Scots, and feisty and rather voluptuous Claire, who ends up falling for young Jamie MacKenzie Fraser despite still loving her 20th-century husband. Verdict With beautifully painted and well-conceived full-color art, this will appeal to Outlander regulars whose mind-pictures run similar to Nguyen's images. Newbies to the series, however, could easily get lost trying to figure out relationships among a welter of Scotsmen, all good-looking, longish haired, and wearing tartans. Back matter with character cameos would have been helpful. For adult collections owing to ample boobage, tasteful erotic activity, and other sex-related plot elements.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Review
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The Exile is a fine addition to any Outlander fan's collection, but as a graphic novel, it's a disappointment. A rewrite of Gabaldon's bestselling time-travel romance from the point of view of her 18th-century Scottish hero, the graphic novel suffers under the weight of dialogue intended for a much longer book. Scenes that ought to be exciting, such as sword fights and escapes from the law are breezed over in a page or two. Approximately four out of five panels are simply talking heads, and despite Nguyen's most valiant efforts, it simply isn't visually interesting. While Nguyen draws charmingly expressive faces for the rest of the characters, the hero spends half the story in the same close-lipped grimace, even when he's talking. Even without the novel's rape scenes, both straight and gay, the story itself remains problematic. The time-traveling Claire, who is already married back in her own time, is forced to marry Jamie in order to save her life. The otherwise sympathetic hero beats his wife because "I will have to punish you," and her objections to this are treated like a joke. Still, Outlander fans should enjoy seeing the character rendered to Gabaldon's exacting standards. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.