From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts

Front Cover
Top Shelf Productions, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 560 pages
673 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
343
4 stars
176
3 stars
90
2 stars
45
1 star
19

A comprehensive and well researched book. - Goodreads
Alternately hard to read and impossible to put down. - Goodreads
Brilliant narration and illustrations. - Goodreads
Moore's writing is intricately layered, matche - Goodreads
Painstakingly researched and very atmospheric. - Goodreads
Not a huge fan of the artwork. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Callista - Goodreads

I found the story muddy and the panel layouts uninspired at best. I can see that a ton of work went into it, so if you like Jack the Ripper things, you'll probably love it. It wasn't for me. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ardelaine - Goodreads

I've been on a bit of a comic binge these last few days. And I really liked this but simultaneously I'm rather meh about it. Suspension of disbelief wasn't really a problem, in fact it was the reason ... Read full review

All 90 reviews »

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.

Bibliographic information