Graphic Novel “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” Is A Delight To Dig In
If you like Stieg Larsson and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, then you’ve probably read the books, . have seen the the Swedish movies, and have the seen the new Hollywood movie. Well, guess what? The graphic novel version is also coming to the market soon.
DC Comics/Vertigo has published the official graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” starting with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the international publishing phenomenon. Each book in the “Millennium Trilogy” is adapted in two hardcover graphic novel volumes.
The writer for the first two volumes is Denise Mina who is the award-winning author of eight acclaimed crime novels and is one of the leading figures in Scotland’s “Tartan Noir” genre of crime fiction. Denise made her comics debut with a 13-issue run of Hellblazer in 2006-2007. Her first graphic novel was the Vertigo Crime title A Sickness In The Family.
The new graphic novel features the work of acclaimed author Denise Mina, artists Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti and cover artist Lee Bermejo.
In the new graphic adaptation, Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.