THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – MILLENNIUM TPB
Writer: Sylvain Runberg, Artist: Homs, Translated by Rachel Zerner, Letterer: Phillipe Glogowski , Publisher: Titan Comics
Based on the novel trilogy by Stieg Larsson
SC – FC – $19.99 – 128pp
On sale in comic stores: August 30
On sale in book stores: September 5
From the bestselling novel series by Steig Larsson come this English translation of the phenomenal French comics adaptation!
Discredited journalist Mikel Blompkvist is hired to investigate a unresolved family disappearance. Aided by the mysterious computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, the two soon discover a brutal trail of murder, deception and dark secrets leading right up to the present day.
Titan Comics’ Hard Case Crime adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo leaves nothing to the imagination. Lisbeth Salander is still kicking ass and taking names in quaint Swedish towns, fraught with seedy alleyways teeming with the scum of society. Her undercover prowess has earned her a new gig, and she does not disappoint the client, a business man trying to track down his missing grandniece.
With gritty art and action-packed pages, the story is brought to life in a new way. Writer Sylvain Runberg and Artist Homs create a vivid interpretation of Larsson’s dark Sweden, with thugs and villains evil enough to warrant Lisbeth’s wrath. I really enjoyed the artwork in this issue. Stieg Larsson’s crime drama is dark and menacing, and the comic genre allowed the writer and artist to bring those dark images to life between the pages. Lisbeth’s character is still tormented, unable to find relationships that matter, and continually focused on her underworld investigations. I definitely look forward to reading upcoming issues.