From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts

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Top Shelf Productions, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 560 pages
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Legendary comics writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell have created a gripping, hallucinatory piece of crime fiction about Jack the Ripper. Detailing the events that led up to the Whitechapel murders and the cover-up that followed, From Hell has become a modern masterpiece of crime noir and historical fiction.

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A comprehensive and well researched book. - Goodreads
Alternately hard to read and impossible to put down. - Goodreads
I feel it fully compliments Alan Moore's writing. - Goodreads
However, the artwork on the characters was lacking. - Goodreads
Painstakingly researched and very atmospheric. - Goodreads

Review: From Hell (From Hell #1-11)

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Just could not get into it, seemed a little disjointed and didn't care for anybody in the story. Read full review

Review: From Hell (From Hell #1-11)

User Review  - Benjamin Kahn - Goodreads

No stars, as I didn't finish it. I found the scene where Gull is driven around London while pontificating really boring and the pentagram not much of a payoff. I quit reading at that point and was never again tempted to return to it. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Alan Moore is widely considered to be the greatest comic book writer of all time. With over thirty years dedicated to the medium, his body of work includes "Watchmen" (the best-selling graphic novel in history), "From Hell", "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "Swamp Thing", "Tom Strong", "Promethea", "V for Vendetta", and "Lost Girls", just to name a few. Avatar Press has published numerous Moore projects in recent years, including his seminal guide to graphic storytelling, "Writing for Comics".

Jacen Burrows is truly one of the rising stars in comic book illustration, who has dedicated his talents to Avatar Press projects exclusively throughout the years. His artwork has brought to life the visions of such comics luminaries as Garth Ennis ("Chronicles of Wormwood", "Crossed"), Warren Ellis ("Scars"), and Alan Moore ("The Courtyard", "Neonomicon").

Eddie Campbell was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has a bachelor's degree from USC Annenberg School of Communication and USC School of Cinema-Television. His background is in art direction for both TV and film, creative direction, and graphic design.

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