I recently told a friend of mine about Twilight being made into a graphic novel. Needless to say, it led into a huge topical discussion. There were some interesting and valid points made...and some not so much. We each had our personal opinions...
She claimed it was the authors selling out for the money...that it was nothing more than a gateway to having a movie made and thier wallets thickened. Which to be honest, alot of graphic novels do make it to the big screen and it does provide the opportunity to make some big bucks. I too think it is about the money...but I wouldn't go so far as calling it selling out.
We both agreed that the books will always be better. Just like those books that are made into movie adaptions. But then, I brought up the fact, that we both purchased tickets or bought the DVDs to some of those adaptions. Of course, she then asked me, what the difference between me buying a movie adaption and a graphic novel? Yep...walked right into that one.
It was actually a good question and I don't really have an answer....I guess it just comes down to personal preference. In some ways, I feel like I would be cheating...like I would betraying my books...silly I know. Especially considering, I have no problem watching a movie adaption. I guess, I think that a movie at least has more detail and gives some character depth....graphic novels are just so 2 dimensional.....cardboard, you know? I don't know, perhaps you all could express your thoughts better on this topic, than I have.
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1 (Dark-Hunter Manga) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Hunger (Carpathian) by Christine Feehan
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Vol. 1 (v. 1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Twilight: The Graphic Novel by Stephanie Meyer
How do you feel about books being made into graphic novels? Have you ever read one? Are you planning on purchasing one in the future?