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From Hell by Alan Moore

From Hell

by Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell (Illustrator)

Other authors: Pete Mullins (Illustrator)

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Dense and creepy as hell, appropriately. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Apr 9, 2017 |
Apophenia run wild. ( )
  ZoneSeek | Mar 3, 2017 |
An immense tome, rich in words and art; a true collaboration between writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell. Campbell's dark accomplished artwork perfectly matches the sinister setting of Victorian England. Although fictional (well, fictionalised) , this is a highly researched work on the subject of the Whitechapel murders. The characters are all historical. The book takes the position (based on some scholarship) that Jack the Ripper's identity and motivations were known (to a few Masons and Queen Victoria) even at the time of the murders. There is a mystical, Masonic angle to the killings. There are appendices with endnotes, and a graphical appendix concerning the ploughed-up mess that is Jack the Ripper history and fiction, and the difficulty of ever discerning truth in the morass. Excellent, deep, disturbing work. ( )
  questbird | Feb 12, 2017 |
Disgusting and haunting in places. Scratchy illustration style works well with the content. ( )
  kale.dyer | Nov 19, 2016 |
Maybe I wasn't in the right mind-set or mood, but I had a super hard time trying to get through this book. Maybe it just wasn't the book for me. ( )
  ShayLRoss | Mar 16, 2016 |
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It’s a disturbing, haunting book, and an astounding achievement.
It's an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century. This awful moment in the 1880s was, in Moore's view, the beginning of tabloid journalism, the end of empire, and, of course, the emergence of the first famous serial killer.
As ambitious and affecting as anything ever rendered in pictures and word balloons, "From Hell" combines an intricate mystery, insightful social criticism and unflinching brutality capable of unnerving the most desensitized pop audience.
added by stephmo | editSalon.com, Curt Holman (Oct 26, 1999)

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Alan Mooreprimary authorall editionscalculated
Campbell, EddieIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Mullins, PeteIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martins, JotapêTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0958578346, Paperback)

The mad, shaggy genius of the comics world dips deeply into the well of history and pulls up a cup filled with blood in From Hell. Alan Moore did a couple of Ph.D.'s worth of research into the Whitechapel murders for this copiously annotated collection of the independently published series. The web of facts, opinion, hearsay, and imaginative invention draws the reader in from the first page. Eddie Campbell's scratchy ink drawings evoke a dark and dirty Victorian London and help to humanize characters that have been caricatured into obscurity for decades. Moore, having decided that the evidence best fits the theory of a Masonic conspiracy to cover up a scandal involving Victoria's grandson, goes to work telling the story with relish from the point of view of the victims, the chief inspector, and the killer--the Queen's physician. His characterization is just as vibrant as Campbell's; even the minor characters feel fully real. Looking more deeply than most, the author finds in the "great work" of the Ripper a ritual magic working intended to give birth to the 20th century in all its horrid glory. Maps, characters, and settings are all as accurate as possible, and while the reader might not ultimately agree with Moore and Campbell's thesis, From Hell is still a great work of literature. --Rob Lightner

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:36 -0400)

Originally issued in serial form in Taboo, an anthology comic book published by SpiderBaby Press.

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Editions: 0861661419, 0861661567

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