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From Graphic Novel to the Big Screen

OK, you've seen the movie but have you seen the graphic novel it was based on? Get back to the source of the creative spirit that inspired the filmmakers with these 10 books.

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cover photo: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

This is the story of young Tristan Thorn and his adventures in the land of Fairie. He has fallen in love with beautiful Victoria Forester and in order to win her hand he must retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to her.

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cover photo: 300 by Frank Miller

300 is a story of war and defiance. In the battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Ther. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks led by King Leonidas , held the enemy back in one of the most famous last stands of history.

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V for Vendetta

cover photo: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

This is a powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality. Takes place in totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

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Ghost World

cover photo: Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Two recent high school graduates wreak havoc on all who cross their path, until an oddball loner looking for Miss Right comes into their lives. These social misfits learn the hard way that life after high school gets even weirder than they thought it would.

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30 Days of Night

cover photo: 30 Days of Night by Steven Niles

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents to their knees.

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cover photo: Watchmen by Alan Moore

It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is he really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and even worse, millions of innocent civilians?

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cover photo: Ironman by Orson Scott Card

This story describes the birth and childhood of Tony Stark, who became Iron Man as an adult when he created the signature armor that gave him powers. This armor also helped to save his life in more ways than one.

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Silver Surfer: Requiem

cover photo: Silver Surfer: Requiem by J. Michael Straczynski

For untold years Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride is about to come to an end. The Silver Surfer will undertake his final voyage - to the one destination that has always eluded him. His journey starts where it began.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

cover photo: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore

It's 1898 and at the behest of M, the mysterious head of the secret service. Together, they must combat an insidious threat that will decide supremacy of the London Skies, but their success may unleash a far greater threat.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

cover photo: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Gotham City is a hell on earth, street gangs roam freely, but there are no heroes. Decay is part of the landscape everywhere you look. Where is a hero to save Gotham? It has been 10 years since the last recorded sighting of Batman, and things have gotten worse than ever.

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