Sunday, June 8, 2008

Little Women

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If yesterday's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was an obvious choice of story for Power Records to adapt into Book and Record form, you'd have to say Little Women was about as far away from "obvious" as possible.

For a series so centered on action and excitement, adapting Louisa May Alcott's character-driven classic seems to be an odd fit, yet I found this to be one of their best adaptations.

First off, hiring Dick Giordano to do the art was the perfect choice--Giordano could do action hero-style fisticuffs as well as anybody, but was also capable of rendering other kinds of material, and I think his work here is very effective.

Like yesterday's 20,000 Leagues book and record set, I have not been able to find an audio track for this book anywhere, so for now just the book will have to do. If I ever come across it somewhere (or get it made myself), I'll come back and put it up here!

One final note: On the inside back cover, we can see the person who first owned this set made notations, presumably concerning which Power Record sets they had and needed.

If the "-----" sign meant Had Already, and the circle meant To Get, that meant this goal went unfulfilled, since as far as we know, Moby Dick, Gulliver's Travels, and Last of the Mohicans were never released.

If the opposite is true, then it means they were released, which means the hunt continues...

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